Fried Olives

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

1 3-ounce link hot Italian sausage, casing removed

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese 

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley 

20 large pitted green olives 

3/4 cup breadcrumbs 

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 large eggs, lightly beaten 

Vegetable oil, for frying

Directions

  1. Mix the sausage with 2 tablespoons parmesan and the parsley in a bowl.
  2. Cut open the olives (do not fully cut in half). Stuff with the sausage mixture and press closed (it’s OK if the olives don’t close completely).
  3. Mix the breadcrumbs with the remaining 1/4 cup parmesan. Dredge the olives in the flour, dip in the beaten eggs, then dredge in the breadcrumb mixture.
  4. Working in batches, deep-fry the olives in 350˚ vegetable oil until golden, 4 minutes; drain on paper towels.