Fried Olives Stuffed with Spicy Lamb Sausage

Make the ultimate appetizer recipe. Fried olives, loaded with spicy sausage, are a hearty offering on any party spread.


Makes 8 servings

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 18 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes


16 large queen olives, pimiento removed
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
Canola oil


1. Slice olives open lengthwise almost all the way, leaving bottom end attached. Stuff each olive with 1 rounded teaspoon Spicy Lamb Sausage. (Olive won't close all the way around filling.)

2. Whisk together egg and 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl. Dredge olives in flour, dip in egg mixture, and dredge in panko.

3. Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 350°. Fry olives, in batches, 3 minutes or until golden; drain on paper towels.

Govind Armstrong,

Table 8, South Beach and New York,

Small Bites, Big Nights (Clarkson Potter, 2007),

Coastal Living

September 2009
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