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Fried Olives

Amount to serve 4

1/4 kg (9 oz) green olives
1 egg, beaten
500 g. (4 cups) flour
2 cups olive oil (The amount of oil needed will vary depending on whether you use a frying pan or a dedicated fryer, and on the size of the equipment).

Coat the olive with egg and flour. Fry them using plenty of hot oil until golden brown. Drain them on paper towels. Serve warm.

Recipe provided by Asoliva of Spain


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