3/21/10

Crispy Olives Stuffed with Fennel Sausage

Fried Olives

Drinking a great beer... an icy cold, delicious beer is a great thing, right?  But you know what makes it even better?  Bar snacks!  So what do you think of when you think of bar snacks?  Pretzels?  Peanuts?  Yes, those work, but what about something a bit more interesting?  If you're having some friends over for some cold beers and conversation, think about whipping up a couple different finger foods to have sitting out that everyone can snack on.  I suggest making these olives one of those snacks.  They taste delicious served hot, however I actually enjoyed them more once they cooled down to room temperature.  They stay crispy, even when they cool off, and I think you can taste all the different layers of flavor a little easier after they've cooled down.  And maybe the best thing about these olives, is that they are ridiculously easy to make.  Here's how ya do it: