You will need…
large pitted green olives 40
flour 3 tbsp
eggs 2, beaten
gruyère or gorgonzola 50g
salami or chorizo 2-3 slices
anchovies in olive oil 4, drained
garlic 2 cloves, crushed
saffron a good pinch
mayonnaise 5 tbsp
How to make your deep-fried olives
20 minutes, serves 8-10 as a snack
To make the garlic mayo, mix the garlic, saffron and mayonnaise. For the stuffing, cut the cheese, salami and anchovies into small pieces and stuff them separately into the olive cavities.
Roll the olives in the flour, then the egg and then the breadcrumbs. Repeat twice so you get a good coating of breadcrumbs.
Heat a frying pan with 2cm olive oil until a piece of bread browns in 30 seconds. Fry the olives in batches until golden and crisp. Drain on kitchen paper and sprinkle with sea salt.
PER OLIVE: 51 kcals, protein 1.3g, carbs 2.7g, fat 3.9g, sat fat 0.9g, fibre 0.2g, salt 0.4g