Fried Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives

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  • Is your favorite part of a dirty martini the blue cheese stuffed olives on top? If so, you’re going to love this easy New Year’s Eve recipe!

    Fried Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives will become your favorite New Year's Eve recipe. But, this easy appetizer recipe is perfect for all occasions! #newyearseverecipes #easyappetizerrecipes #oliverecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

    Fried Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives are a fun twist on classic stuffed olive recipes and make an easy appetizer, perfect for New Year’s Eve or any other celebration.

    Fried Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives…I know, I know. Half of you are probably shaking your head right now going ‘…what?” but I’m pretty sure this recipe is going to take off because it is genius and super delicious!

    Fried Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives will become your favorite New Year's Eve recipe. But, this easy appetizer recipe is perfect for all occasions! #newyearseverecipes #easyappetizerrecipes #oliverecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

    Of all the New Year’s Eve recipes I’ve been trying out, this one is by far my favorite. Maybe it stems from my general love of blue cheese stuffed olives but I swear my friends are as obsessed with them as me.

    This easy appetizer recipe starts with blue cheese stuffed olives. I bought the kind from the store in a jar but if you’re feeling ambitious, you can buy large unpitted olives and stuff them with blue cheese yourself. I was just trying to keep things simple and easy.

    Fried Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives will become your favorite New Year's Eve recipe. But, this easy appetizer recipe is perfect for all occasions! #newyearseverecipes #easyappetizerrecipes #oliverecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

    Either way, be sure to drain the olives and dry them before continuing with the recipe. The brine on the olives will stop the batter from sticking,

    For extra flavor, I added paprika and salt to the flour. The paprika truly gives these an extra stuffed olives a kick of flavor and pulls it all together.

    Before frying these, they do need to freeze for an hour. Otherwise, they’ll turn into mush and the cheese will completely melt.

    Fried Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives will become your favorite New Year's Eve recipe. But, this easy appetizer recipe is perfect for all occasions! #newyearseverecipes #easyappetizerrecipes #oliverecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

    Serve Fried Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives as an appetizer or even on top of your favorite salad. You can even make them ahead and they are a freezer friendly appetizer.

    When serving these as an easy appetizer recipe, I also whip up an easy sour cream dip with paprika. While other recipes include a garlic aioli, I found the paprika perfectly compliments the olive flavor and the sour cream keeps it from getting too spicy.

    These will be one of my New Year’s Eve recipes this year and I’ve already made them twice in preparation. Everyone who has sampled them – including those who claim not to like olives – love them so far.

    Fried Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives will become your favorite New Year's Eve recipe. But, this easy appetizer recipe is perfect for all occasions! #newyearseverecipes #easyappetizerrecipes #oliverecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

    They’re one of my new favorite easy appetizer recipes! Basically, I just want to stand by the appetizer table and shove these Fried Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives into my mouth all night long.

    While I prefer them hot, my friends also like them room temperture. Your choice!

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    5 from 6 votes
    Fried Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives will become your favorite New Year's Eve recipe. But, this easy appetizer recipe is perfect for all occasions! #newyearseverecipes #easyappetizerrecipes #oliverecipes www.savoryexperiments.com
    Fried Blue Cheese Olives
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    10 mins
    Freezing Time
    1 hr
    Total Time
    20 mins
     
    Fried Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives will become your favorite New Year's Eve recipe. But, this easy appetizer recipe is perfect for all occasions! 
    Course: Appetizer, Snack
    Cuisine: Mediterranean
    Keyword: blue cheese stuffed olives, fried olives
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 259 kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola
    Ingredients
    Fried Olives:
    • 1 cup blue cheese stuffed olives
    • 1 cup flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
    • 1 egg , lightly beaten
    • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
    • 4 cups vegetable oil
    Sour Cream Dip:
    • 1/2 cup sour cream
    • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
    Instructions
    1. Drain olives well and dab dry with a paper towel.
    2. In a small bowl, combine flour, smoked paprika and fine sea salt. In another, lightly beaten egg and in the third, plain plain bread crumbs.
    3. Dredge olives in the flour mix, then egg and finally plain bread crumbs.
    4. Place in a freezer friendly container. Make sure olives are not touching one another and layers are separated by parchment or wax paper.
    5. Freeze for a minimum of one hour.
    6. In a medium saucepan, heat vegetable oil. Depending on the size you your pan, you might not need the whole 4 cups. Just fill it to about 1 -2 inches of oil. Heat over medium high heat.
    7. Working in batches and using a metal spatula or fry spoon, lower olives into the hot oil. Do not crowd the pan, olives should not touch.
    8. Fry for about 3 minutes, turning to brown.
    9. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain. If desired, you can keep them in the oven on a "warm" setting or 200 degrees.
    10. Before serving, mix sour cream with smoked paprika for sauce.
    11. Serve hot.
    12. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!
    Nutrition Facts
    Fried Blue Cheese Olives
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 259 Calories from Fat 108
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 12g 18%
    Saturated Fat 6g 30%
    Cholesterol 37mg 12%
    Sodium 605mg 25%
    Potassium 104mg 3%
    Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
    Sugars 1g
    Protein 6g 12%
    Vitamin A 7.4%
    Vitamin C 0.2%
    Calcium 7.3%
    Iron 11.9%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

     

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