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Fried stuffed olives, delicious appetizer

Fried olives isn’t something that we see much of, but in Spain it’s a well-known appetizer or part of a tapas menu. These fried olives are a delicious and very original addition to any serving. There are actually many variations of this recipe that varies from country to country, but we’ll just start with a very simple and delicious one and alloow space for you to experiment.

delicious and easy recipe on fried olives perfect as appetizer

Why fried olives are so good

They’re salty, zesty and surprising. You guests will never guess what’s inside these batter covered balls in the bowl. But boy, are they in for a real treat.

A really cool thing about this recipe is that you need to little to make something so great. Almost all ingredients are basic kitchen inventory, or at least very easy to get a hold of.

delicious and easy recipe on fried olives perfect as appetizer

Fried Stuffed Olives Easy Recipe

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean


  • 200 g Stuffed olives Anchovies, tuna, pepper, garlic ...
  • 2 Eggs
  • 90 g Flour
  • 90 g Breadcrumbs
  • Olive oil


  • Let's start by preparing the breading. Begin by beating the two eggs well. This is essential for a good batter. One of the mistakes we often make is not beating them enough, this way they won't do as expected; creating a crunchy coating on the olives.
  • Make a double breading so that the olives are very crunchy. The greatness of this dish is the contrast between the exterior and the interior, generating a surprising flavor. For this we prepare a deep plate with flour.
  • On another plate we will place the breadcrumbs, which will be the element that will become the other protagonist of the breading.
  • Drain the olives well, place them on paper towel to get them to dry faster. If they are wet, the batter will not be as effective and they may look bad, so invest time in this part of the process.
  • Place the olives in the flour, coat them well until they are perfectly soaked. Then pass them through the egg and finally through the breadcrumbs. In this way you will have obtained a good breading.
  • Have the pan ready on the fire with plenty of hot olive oil. When it is ready we will fry the olives little by little, when they are golden we remove them and place them on paper towel so that they eliminate any excess oil.
  • Finally, when the olives are dry, you transfer to a bowl or plate.

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