Deep Fried Stuffed Olives with Ouzo Dip Recipe

Deep Fried Stuffed Olives with Ouzo Dip Recipe

Deep Fried Stuffed Olives with Ouzo Dip Recipe

Olives have played a part in the human diet for thousands of years.

This cherry sized fruit — yes, the olive is a fruit — not only tastes great but also has a number of nutritional benefits.

Olives are the perfect snack: portable, bite-sized and flavourful.

But have you tried deep fried stuffed olives with Ouzo dip?

Here’s the recipe ->

*Warning: These will disappear quick! They are AMAZING. Definitely worth the all-caps effect there, trust us.

Ingredients

For the olives:

  • olive oil for frying
  • 20 olives without seeds (black or green)
  • 100 grams of feta cheese (or use red pepper)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup mixture of flour with semolina and a little bit of salt
  • bread crumbs (a handful)

For the yogurt ouzo lemon dip:

  • 2 tablespoons of ouzo
  • 100 grams of yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
Method:

For the fried stuffed olives:

  1. Fill the olives with feta (or another ingredient of your choice) and dry them with kitchen paper.
  2. Pour enough olive oil into a saucepan to reach a depth of 2 inches. Heat medium-high.
  3. Place the egg in a small bowl and beat with a fork. Add the olives and let them soak for a minute, making sure that the egg is covering every side.
  4. In a shallow dish spread the mixture of flour, semolina and salt. Transfer the egg-soaked olives to the dish of semolina and evenly coat in bread crumbs.
  5. Fry the olives in the pre-heated oil in three batches until golden brown; about 45 seconds.
  6. Drain the olives on a paper towel.
  7. Serve the olives warm, and the yogurt-ouzo-lemon dip chilled.

For the yogurt ouzo lemon dip:

  1. Mix the ouzo, yogurt, lemon juice, honey, olive oil and salt.
Deep Fried Stuffed Olives with Ouzo Dip Recipe

*Recipe by Katerina Sakelliou

*Images by Annette Spaan

*This article was originally featured on Portes Magazine.
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