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A recipe for Beer Battered Fried Olives.

Pitted olives for Beer Battered Fried Olives.

Beer Battered Fried Olive recipe.

A recipe for Beer Battered Fried Olives with a cumin yogurt sauce.

We are very excited because this weekend we are trekking it to Austin, hanging with friends, and going to the Austin Food and Wine Festival to eat lots of good food. I have just purchased a pair of ‘chambray’ pants (more like mom pants) with a stretchy waistband that I will live in so I can eat more delicious food. Is anyone else heading over to Austin for the festival?

Today we have these Beer Battered Fried Olives. I am not a huge olive fan, so if you’re like me, you can totally substitute olives for pickled green beans, cocktail onions, or pickled asparagus. All those things go well with the yogurt sauce. Yum. These are a great way to fancy up your regular cocktail olives. Hope you all like it!
♥ Teri

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Beer Battered Fried Olives
Serves 6 to 10

beer battered olives:
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
12-16 ounces beer of your choice (I prefer a dark beer like Guinness)
2 cups pitted olives of your choice
vegetable oil for frying
cumin-yogurt sauce:
1 cup Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
pinch cinnamon
1/2 lemon, juiced
salt and pepper to taste

1. Fill a pot with two inches of oil and preheat to 350°F.
2. Whisk together all the dry beer batter ingredients and set aside.
3. Place all the yogurt ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisk together until fully mixed and set aside until ready to use.
4. Pour beer into the flour mixture and whisk together. Drop some olives into the batter, lift them out using a slotted spoon and shake until only a thin layer of batter coats each olive.
5. Carefully drop the olives into the oil and fry for 3 to 5 minutes. Drain onto paper towels and season with salt and pepper.
6. Repeat process until all olives have been fried. Serve immediately with yogurt sauce.

  1. amy @ southern sweets and eats Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh my!!! We are completely olive obsessed at my house. If I weren’t at work I would go home and make these right now. Maybe I can fake sick…..

  2. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar Not Specified Not Specified

    I need to get on these! Yum!

  3. Quinn Cooper Not Specified Not Specified

    I just had fried olives for the first time on saturday night at Pastai in Chelsea. They were amazing.
    I will definitely have to try this recipe to make some at home!

    Quinn Cooper Style

  4. Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence Not Specified Not Specified

    I’ve never actually tried a fried olive, but these sure do look tasty!!

  5. Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes Not Specified Not Specified

    I just LOVE the look of these. Love, love, love.

  6. Sue @ The view from Great Island Not Specified Not Specified

    The first time I tried a fried olive I almost fell off my bar stool! They are the best appetizer ever.

  7. Terry Not Specified Not Specified

    Get in my belly!!!!

  8. Christy @ My Invisible Crown Not Specified Not Specified

    You have GOT to be kidding me!!!! Whoa! I want one of these so badly right now. What a great idea. I love it.

  9. Eileen Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh man, talk about the perfect cocktail hour snack! This is such a great idea!

  10. Michelle Not Specified Not Specified


  11. Lisa @ Making Lifes Lemons Not Specified Not Specified

    I never would have thought! Yum!

    xo Lisa

    Making Life’s Lemons

  12. marcie@flavorthemoments Not Specified Not Specified

    I don’t go for fried food much, but I love fried olives! I had them once at a restaurant and have been thinking about them ever since. I just might have to make these.

  13. joey @ 80 breakfasts Not Specified Not Specified

    I am a huge fan of olives so I would love these!! Pinning post haste!

  14. David Not Specified Not Specified

    I only had these for the first time recently in a new bar in Dublin. They are delicious! Will definitely try this at home!

  15. Nancie (Painted Palate) Not Specified Not Specified

    Made these for a client 7 years ago (from Verona, Italy – celebrating his 50th birthday). Apparently his mom used to make them for him for special occasions when he was a kid. I’d never made them before, but went for it following their instructions exactly (stuffed the pitted greens with bulk spicy italian sausage). They were a huge success. I love the yogurt dip you included. Think I’ll bring these delicious little nuggets out as an app. before dinner this Saturday. Great timing, as usual! :D

  16. Heather @ A Sweet Simple Life Not Specified Not Specified

    Such a fun appetizer. And the sauce sounds AMAZING!

  17. Heather @ A Sweet Simple Life Not Specified Not Specified

    Such a fun appetizer. And the sauce sounds AMAZING!

  18. Sounds delishouth Not Specified Not Specified

    hahahaha you wrote “slotted poon”

    this looks delishouth

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      Lol, yes!! I saw that i did that, but left it up there to see if anyone else would notice, haha! Still going to leave it like that for a little longer :)

  19. Mimi Not Specified Not Specified

    I tasted these once at a food festival and I’ve always wanted to make them but never have! Thank you for reminding me!

  20. Ashley McGrane Not Specified Not Specified

    I have tried this with cocktail onions and they were amazing! I am also not a huge olive fan but they are delicious if you stuff them with cheese (mozzarella or ricotta)!

  21. Janae Not Specified Not Specified

    I’m so excited about making these, but not sure abuot the frying part. How would they turn out if I baked them?

  22. Nik@ABrownTable Not Specified Not Specified

    OMG, this is the perfect snack or appetizer to any party!

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  24. El Cajón de las Especias Not Specified Not Specified

    That snack so fantastic! With the olives so good we have in Spain we have to try for sure! Greetings ‘spicy’

  25. Mallory Not Specified Not Specified

    What a great thing to fry. I would definitely try stuffing them with blue cheese first!

  26. Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking Not Specified Not Specified

    Ooooo! Yummy! I do love olives. I also like the sound of these chambray stretchy-waisted pants!

  27. angela@mykikicake Not Specified Not Specified

    These would go down ever so well with a glass of wine pre-dinner. Yum!

  28. Lizzie Not Specified Not Specified

    These look awesome. I imagine they’d be great like this but stuffed with an anchovy too…

  29. Jen Jenny Jennifer Richards Not Specified Not Specified

    I was in Texas not so long ago and I ate soooooooooooo much. That state certainly knows how to do food in a big way! Steak eating comp totally wiped out my friend. I could barely cope with so much food, and there wasn’t even a food festival on. I think a Food and Wine festival in this state would be bonkers…put totally awesome!

  30. Nick Sobiek Not Specified Not Specified

    This is a really great idea, and I’m very surprised that i haven’t heard of someone doing this dish before. Great post.

  31. Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion Not Specified Not Specified

    My hubby would love these. I love coming to your site, your recipes are so original and the pictures are awesome

  32. Jill Not Specified Not Specified

    These were delicious! The first couple didn’t coat well, so I tossed the olives in flour, then the batter and they were perfect! Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Diane M. Not Specified Not Specified

    Yum, I look forward to making these for my family & friends. I think they would be great with jalapeno stuffed olives.
    Thanks for sharing this with us.

  39. jody Not Specified Not Specified

    will you marry me? for reals? umm. salivating.

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