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Fried Olives Stuffed with Roasted Garlic

posted by Melissa Huggins May 16, 2016 4 Comments
Who's ready for some crunchy, savory and tangy noms? These Fried Olives Stuffed w/ Roasted Garlic are out-of-this-world delicious!

Who’s ready for some crunchy, savory and tangy noms? These Fried Olives Stuffed w/ Roasted Garlic are out-of-this-world delicious! 

Who's ready for some crunchy, savory and tangy noms? These Fried Olives Stuffed w/ Roasted Garlic are out-of-this-world delicious!

Olives are just exceptionally yummy, aren’t they? They are salty, tangy, maybe a little sour, with a meaty texture. It’s kinda hard to describe them, but they are just delightful. Now, picture all that tasty goodness, stuffed with aromatic & sweet roasted garlic, surrounded with crunchy fried breading. Fried Olives are the cats pajamas (what does that even mean?).

Ok, I know that fried food isn’t the healthiest for us, but it’s nice to have on occasion. These fried olives are definitely a part of that exception (along with my Vegan Mozzarella Sticks). They make the perfect appetizer for almost any meal or just by themselves. They are great for parties too and are quite the crowd pleaser. They will go fast, so hide some for yourself. You can pair these gems with a tasty ale, a glass of white wine or if you want to get nuts, with a vodka martini. Yep, I’ve done that!

I once visited Italy about 17 years ago, and fried olives were one of the noms, that I clearly remembered. I’ve never had them before this visit. They were crunchy, savory and tangy and I was in love! Yep, I fell in love with fried olives and not a sexy Italian man. That doesn’t usually happen, does it? When I returned home, I wanted to recreate these tasty bites & I’ve been making them ever since.

Who's ready for some crunchy, savory and tangy noms? These Fried Olives Stuffed w/ Roasted Garlic are out-of-this-world delicious!

I love making roasted garlic and I always have it ready in the fridge. It really cuts down the time for this recipe. I use it for a lot of my recipes, because it takes the flavor to another level. It’s sweet, buttery and aromatic! You just simply cut the top of the cloves, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pop it in the oven for forty minutes. Your house will smell heavenly!

If you want to skip the roasted garlic step, you can buy olives that are already stuffed with garlic. It won’t have the roasted flavor, but they will still be ridiculously delicious. If you aren’t a garlic fan at all, you can use any stuffed olives or even just plain pitted olives. It all works for this recipe.

Alight, are olive you ready? Ok, that was a bit cheesy, but what the hell. 😉 Let’s get this party started!

friedolives1 Who's ready for some crunchy, savory and tangy noms? These Fried Olives Stuffed w/ Roasted Garlic are out-of-this-world delicious! Prepare your breading station by placing 1/4 cup flour in a bowl or a plate & set aside. In another bowl, place 1/4 cup flour and 6 tablespoons of water together, mix well & set aside. In a third bowl or plate, mix bread crumbs and salt together, set aside.

Who's ready for some crunchy, savory and tangy noms? These Fried Olives Stuffed w/ Roasted Garlic are out-of-this-world delicious!  Who's ready for some crunchy, savory and tangy noms? These Fried Olives Stuffed w/ Roasted Garlic are out-of-this-world delicious!   Place the prepared olive in the flour bowl and dredge. Then place the olive in the batter mixture and cover all sides with batter. (allow run off batter to drip back into the bowl)

Next place the battered olive in the bread crumb bowl. Roll around and press, until completely covered in bread crumbs. Repeat this step until all the olives are gone.

*If you like thicker breading, you can use a double breading method for this recipe. I didn’t use it for these olives, but I have before and they come out great, too. Once the olives are all done, place each one again in the flour, then the batter mixture, then the bread crumbs, until they are completely covered, and you don’t see any green color. Continue each step for the remaining olives

friedolives5 friedolives7Place oil in a large pan over medium heat, until hot. You can test it by placing the edge of a breaded olive in the oil, to hear if it’s ready. If it sizzles, you are ready to start frying

Put each breaded olive in the pan, and fry evenly on all sides, until golden brown. When done, place on a large plate with a paper towel, to absorb excess oil.

Fried Olives Stuffed with Roasted Garlic

Serves 3-4

Fried Olives Stuffed with Roasted Garlic

Who's ready for some crunchy, savory and tangy noms? These Fried Olives Stuffed w/ Roasted Garlic are out-of-this-world delicious!

15 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

1/4 cup coconut oil (or any frying oil)
15- 20 large green olives, pitted (or pre-stuffed if preferred)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour, divided
6 tablespoons of water
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Roasted Garlic (skip if using pre-stuffed olives *see note)
2 heads of garlic
Olive oil
Sea salt
Fresh Ground Pepper
Vegan Ranch dip
1/4 cup vegan mayo
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon dill (dried or fresh)
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
2-3 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk (you can use any unsweetened plant-based milk)

Instructions

    Roasted Garlic (skip if using pre-stuffed olives *see note)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. Peel a few layers of paper from the garlic head, but keep enough on to keep the cloves together. Slice about 1/4 "off the garlic head to expose the cloves
  3. Place the heads on a piece of foil. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and fresh ground pepper. Wrap up in the foil.
  4. Roast until cloves are lightly browned and tender, about 40-45 minutes. The garlic is done when a center clove is easily pierced with a knife or fork. Set aside to cool. Squeeze the roasted garlic out of the skins by its base. Place in a bowl or plate and set aside.
  5. Olive Method
  6. Prepare your breading station by placing 1/4 cup flour in a bowl or a plate & set aside. In another bowl, place 1/4 cup flour and 6 tablespoons of water together, mix well & set aside. In a third bowl or plate, mix bread crumbs and salt together, set aside
  7. Dry the olives with a hand towel and stuff each one with a piece of roasted garlic. If the clove is too big, cut each clove in half
  8. Next, place an olive in the flour bowl and dredge.Then place the olive in the batter mixture and cover all sides with batter. (allow run off batter to drip back into the bowl when removing)
  9. Next place the battered olive in the bread crumb bowl. Roll around and press, until completely covered in bread crumbs.*see note for optional double breading method.
  10. Place oil in a large pan over medium heat, until hot. You can test it by placing the edge of a breaded olive in the oil, to hear if it's ready. If it sizzles, you are ready to start frying
  11. Put each breaded olive in the pan, and fry evenly on all sides, until golden brown. When done, place on a large plate with a paper towel, to absorb excess oil.
  12. Vegan Ranch Dip
  13. In a bowl, add mayo, salt, milk, onion power, garlic powder, lemon juice, parsley and dill. Mix with a whisk or fork until all ingredients are well blended. (if it’s too thick, you can lightly increase the amount of milk by 1 tablespoon at a time
Recipe Type: Appetizer

Notes

*If you like thicker breading, you can use a double breading method for this recipe. I didn't use it for these olives, but I have before and they come out great, too. Once the olives are all done, place each one again in the flour, then the batter mixture, then the bread crumbs, until they are completely covered, and you don't see any green color. Continue each step for the remaining olives

*If you want to skip the roasted garlic step, you can buy olives that are already stuffed with garlic. It won’t have the roasted flavor, but they will still be ridiculously delicious. If you aren’t a garlic fan at all, you can use any stuffed olives or even just plain pitted olives. It all works for this recipe.

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Who's ready for some crunchy, savory and tangy noms? These Fried Olives Stuffed w/ Roasted Garlic are out-of-this-world delicious!

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Who's ready for some crunchy, savory and tangy noms? These Fried Olives Stuffed w/ Roasted Garlic are out-of-this-world delicious!

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4 Comments

Casey May 18, 2016 at 5:04 pm

These look so good, so perfect, and so delicious. I need them now! 😀

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mhuggs May 19, 2016 at 11:04 pm

Thank you for visiting, Casey! I wish I could send them over 🙂

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Dani May 21, 2016 at 11:35 am

I am making these for a party tonight!

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mhuggs May 21, 2016 at 7:55 pm

That’s wonderful! I’d love to hear how they turned out for you. Have fun at the party! Cheers 🙂

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