Food For Thought — November 5, 2015 at 11:25 am

The Perfect Appetizer: Fried Olives



As you know, we recently discovered the versatility and deliciousness that are Olives from Spain. Packed full of healthy vitamins and antioxidants, these olives are perfect for snacking on. And if you want to switch it up in the kitchen, we have a wonderful recipe for you. Whether you’re hosting a get together or just preparing a snack for yourself, and you want to have something more than just plain olives to nibble on, you can easily make this easy recipe for Fried Olives, that will add a nice crunch and extra flavor to your olives!

1 lb. ripe black Spanish olives
4 eggs, cracked and whisked
2 cups breadcrumbs
2 cups flour
1 gallon olive oil


  1. In a high-sided pot, heat the oil to 350 degrees. The oil should be at least four inches deep.
  2. In three separate and equally sized bowls, place the flour, whisked eggs and breadcrumbs. Toss the olives in the flour, making sure they are evenly coated. Shake off any excess flour then toss the olives in the egg mixture, making sure they are evenly coated. Remove them from the egg mixture and toss in the breadcrumbs, making sure they are again evenly covered.
  3. Once the olives are coated in the breadcrumbs, they are ready to be put in the fryer. Shake off any excessive breadcrumbs and then fry them, in batches if necessary. Fry until the breadcrumbs are golden brown and the olives are hot all the way through, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Drain on a paper towel, season with salt, and serve while hot and crispy.

And voila, you’ve got, hot, crispy, homemade fried olives for your enjoyment!

Disclosure: I have been compensated for this article. My opinions are my own.

Twisted Talk: Have you tried Olives from Spain before? How do you prepare olives at home? Discuss below!

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