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Fried Olives Stuffed with Spicy Lamb Sausage

Prep time 18 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Yield Makes 8 servings
Make the ultimate appetizer recipe. Fried olives, loaded with spicy sausage, are a hearty offering on any party spread.


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

How to Make It

  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.

Small Bites, Big Nights (Clarkson Potter, 2007); Table 8, South Beach and New York