Saturday, July 30, 2011

Snack = Fried Olives + Birchrun Hills Blue + Illg's Sausage / Stuffed

"These pumped up olives make a great bar snack or hors d'oeuvre for a dinner party." - Corey
what you need:
Green Olives, rinsed and dried, 20 each
Birchrun Hills Blue Cheese, 3 oz.
Pecorino Romano, grated, 1/2 oz.
Illg's Italian Sausage, cooked, drained and cooled, 2 oz.
Fresh Thyme Leaves, 1/4 tsp.
Lemon Zest, from 1/4 of a lemon
Cracked Black Pepper, pinch
Flour, 1 cup
Eggs, (mixed with a pinch of salt), 4 each
Japanese Bread Crumbs (panko), ground fine, 1 cup
Corn or Canola Oil, for frying, as needed
how you make it:
1. In a bowl, mix the cheeses, cooked sausage, thyme, lemon zest, and pepper together until fully combined.
2. Using a pastry bag and a small round tip, pipe the mixture into the cavity of each olive.

3. Dust the stuffed olives in flour, then egg mixture, then Japanese Bread Crumbs. (make sure the olives are fully but lightly coated)
4. Fry the olives at 350 degrees F for about 35-45 seconds until golden brown. Serve.