Deep-Fried Garlic Cloves and Green Olives

Recipe by jackieblue
READY IN: 45mins




  • Put garlic cloves in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 1 minute.
  • Drain and repeat with fresh water.
  • Drain and repeat once more, simmering about 5 minutes or until soft, testing often.
  • Gently lift garlic cloves out of pan and drain on paper towels until cool. Meanwhile, place olives on paper towels to drain.
  • When ready to cook, mix flour, salt and pepper on a plate.
  • In a bowl, beat eggs. Spread bread crumbs on another plate.
  • In a heavy pot, heat 3 inches of oil to 375 degrees: when hot enough, a chunk of bread will fry in 30 seconds.
  • Working in batches, roll garlic cloves and olives in seasoned flour, then in beaten eggs, then in bread crumbs. Repeat process and drop into oil. Cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  • Drain on paper towels and sprinkle lightly with salt. Let oil come back to 375 degrees between batches. Serve immediately.