Southern City Flavors

Fried Stuffed Habanero Olives

Olives are stuffed with a mixture of goat cheese, cream cheese, garlic, salt, pepper and our sinful Zack's Habanero Pepper Jelly.

Ingredients

  • 24-36 large Green or black olives
  • 2 oz. Goat cheese
  • 2 oz. Cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. Zack's Habanero Pepper Jelly
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Flour for dredging
  • 2 Eggs
  • Panko or regular breadcrumbs, unseasoned
  • Oil for deep frying

Directions

  1. Pit all the large olives using an olive pitter. Mix together the goat cheese, cream cheese, garlic, Habanero Pepper Jelly, salt and pepper. Place cheese mixture in a piping bag and fill the inside of each olive. Dip stuffed olives in flour and coat evenly. Shake off excess flour.
  2. Make egg wash by whisking eggs in bowl with 1 teaspoon water. Dip floured olives in egg wash to coat evenly. Roll the olives in breadcrumbs to completely coat. Repeat dipping eggs in egg wash and breadcrumbs to double coat the olives.
  3. Fry olives in deep fryer set at 375 degrees F for 3-4 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
Product used in this recipe:
Serrano Pepper Jelly

A pepper jelly with a sweet taste, and distinctive flavor of the habanero pepper! Use as a meat glaze on chicken breast, pork chops, or roast of lamb. Pour over cream cheese for a new twist on an hors d'oeuvre favorite. Mix with sour cream for a veggie dip your guests are sure to love. Top toasts, bagels, or biscuits with a breakfast jelly that's out of the ordinary and out of this world!

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