Baked panko crusted calamari

Ever felt guilty for eating fried calamari? Not anymore! 
There was a sale on squid at Whole Food so we knew we had to make our own healthy version of calamari. It was so simple!

1lb squid tubes and tentacles
1c whole wheat flour
3 eggs, beaten
3c panko bread crumbs
garlic powder
lemon wedges

 Preheat oven to 425. Combine flour and pepper in bowl one. Beat eggs in bowl two. Combine panko and garlic powder in bowl three. A few at a time, coat squid in flour, egg, then panko mixtures. Place on parchment lined baking sheets. Some say don't let any touch but I ran out of space so I let some stick together and they turned out fine. Bake in 425 oven for 15-20 minutes, turning halfway through. We found the tentacles took longer the the tubes. Top with fresh lemon juice and enjoy!

We had ours surf and turf style with steak and green bean salad. Sorry for the lack of assembly photos, my hands were a mess! We loved this meal and will be making it again. We finally found a way to have calamari that is not fried!

Just another way to eat healthy in the south... a place filled with large portions and lots of fried food.

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