• 40 large pitted green olives
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 100g breadcrumbs
  • olive oil


  • 50g gruyère or gorgonzola
  • 2-3 slices salami or chorizo
  • 4 anchovies in olive oil, drained

garlic mayo

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • a good pinch saffron
  • 5 tbsp mayonnaise


  • STEP 1

    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.

  • STEP 2

    Roll the olives in the flour, then the egg and then the breadcrumbs. Repeat twice so you get a good coating of breadcrumbs.

  • STEP 3

    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.


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