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!
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Beer Battered Fried Olives
beer battered olives
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 12 to 16 ounces beer of your choice I prefer a dark beer like Guinness
- 2 cups pitted olives of your choice
- vegetable oil for frying
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon curry powder
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- pinch cinnamon
- ½ lemon, juiced
- salt and pepper to taste
- Fill a pot with two inches of oil and preheat to 350°F.
- Whisk together all the dry beer batter ingredients and set aside.
- Place all the yogurt ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisk together until fully mixed and set aside until ready to use.
- 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.
- Carefully drop the olives into the oil and fry for 3 to 5 minutes. Drain onto paper towels and season with salt and pepper.
- Repeat process until all olives have been fried. Serve immediately with yogurt sauce.
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will you marry me? for reals? umm. salivating.
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.
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.
Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion
My hubby would love these. I love coming to your site, your recipes are so original and the pictures are awesome
This is a really great idea, and I’m very surprised that i haven’t heard of someone doing this dish before. Great post.
Jen Jenny Jennifer Richards
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!
These look awesome. I imagine they’d be great like this but stuffed with an anchovy too…
Whoa…anchovy stuffed fried olives sound amazing!
These would go down ever so well with a glass of wine pre-dinner. Yum!
Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking
Ooooo! Yummy! I do love olives. I also like the sound of these chambray stretchy-waisted pants!