Do you love fried olives? I know I do. But, I also know that frying them can be a bit of a pain. It’s messy and takes up a lot of oil. That’s why I’m so excited to share this air fryer fried olives recipe with you. Not only is it easier than traditional frying, but it still yields the same delicious results. Let me show you how it’s done!
There is nothing better than sitting down and watching a movie and having an entire bowl of Air Fryer Fried Olives. If you are looking for an amazing appetizer or snack that the entire family will love, this is one of my personal favorites.
There is something amazing about Fried Olives, theya re so good, and I loved having them at a few restaurnts, when I went to tehe Deep South for vacation. These will make a spaslh at your next BBQ, get-togheter or Holiday.
While I used a simple stuffed green olive, there are so many varieties and fillings that you can choose from. I know that my local farmers’ market makes them with a great cheese-filled olive. That would be amazing–air fried.
If you are looking for even more Easy Air Fryer Appetizer Recipes, some of my favorites are AIR FRYER SWEET POTATO CHIPS, AIR FRYER BLOOMING ONION, AIR FRYER BUTTERMILK CHICKEN TENDERS, AIR FRYER FROZEN PICKLES, AIR FRYER QUESO (MEXICAN CHEESE DIP).
What Are Fried Olives?
In the world of appetizers, there are many choices to make. But what about those who want something a little different than the norm? For those people, fried olives might be the perfect choice. Fried olives may not be as well-known as some other appetizers, but they are definitely worth trying. So what are fried olives, and why should you give them a try? Keep reading to find out!
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Fried Olives
Olives are a delicious and healthy snack, but they can be a bit pricey if you buy them pre-packaged. In this blog post, I’ll show you how to make your own air fryer fried olives at home using ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry. They’re easy to make and taste just as good as the store-bought variety!
- Stuffed Green Olives
- Panko Bread Crumbs
- All-Purpose Flour
- Garlic Powder
- Paprika or Chili Powder
- Cooking Spray
How To Cook Fried Olives In The Air Fryer
Looking for a new and interesting way to cook olives? Look no further than the air fryer! In just a few short minutes, you can have perfectly fried olives that will be sure to impress your guests. Ready to get started? Keep reading for instructions on how to cook fried olives in the air fryer.
Start by making your breading stations. In the first bowl: Add your eggs, whisk well, with a fork. Then, in the second bowl, mix the flour, paprika, and garlic powder. In the third bowl, add the Panko Bread Crumbs.
Drain the juice from the olives, and use a paper towel to dry them off. Then dip them into the flour, the egg, and then the panko. As you coat them, set them aside on a plate.
Spray them generously with the cooking spray.
Note: The cooking spray will help them get nice and crispy. Spray your air fryer basket with cooking spray. This way, the olives will not stick. Nothing is worse than air frying something and being done and realizing that the breading all comes off. Depending on your air fryer, you either need to spray it or use a parchment paper liner.
Place the olives into the air fryer basket, set the temperature to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting, for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, flip the olives over, spray again with cooking spray, and air fry for another 3 to 5 minutes.
What Types of Olives Are Best For Air Frying?
I love to use anything that is pitted. I know that at local gourmet stores and at the farmer’s market, they have special olives in my area. Some of my favorites are:
- Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives
- Double Stuffed Jalapeno and Garlic Olives
- Stuffed Olives With Tuna
- Jalapeno Jack Stuffed Olives
What To Serve With Fried Olives?
This will go with anything. Fried olives really go well on a well-desined Charcuterie Board, but some other easy options to throw together are:
- Cubed Cheese
- Salami chunks or slices
- Pepperoni Slices
- Fried Artichoke Hearts
- Dried Fruit
What Are Some Dipping Sauces for Air Fryer Fried Olives?
There are so many things that you can pair this with. Some of my favorite homemade Dipping Sauces are OUTBACK BLOOMIN ONION SAUCE, TGIF CREAMY CUCUMBER-WASABI RANCH DIP, RAISING CANE’S SAUCE, HOMEMADE HONEY MUSTARD SAUCE, or ZAXBY’S CHICKEN FINGERS DIPPING-ZAX SAUCE.
Can I Make These Without An Air Fryer?
Yes, of course, if you want, all you need to do is follow the recipes as it is stated below, and then add about 1 inch of vegetable or canola oil to a cast iron pan. (or a heavy skillet) fry for a couple of minutes until they crisp up.
Remove and let the olives drain on a paper towels, before serving.
What Air Fryer Will This Recipe Work With?
Most recipes written for one air fryer will work on several times, although the cooking time might be a bit different.
I have made this recipe on the following Air Fryers, and the only thing that changed was the cooking time, for about one minute.
- Instant Pot Vortex Plus
- Phillips Air Fryer
- Instant Pot Crisping Lid
- Mealthy Air Fryer Lid
- Ninja Foodi
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can you use any kind of olive?
Yes, as long as they are pitted. I love using stuffed olives, becuase the wstufing adds so much flavor to the olvie. But, use what’ever you want! There are thousands of possibitlies!
Can you bake these?
Yes! You can although fried olives are usually deep fried. But prepare tehm as directed and then bake in a 400 F degree for 20 to 30 mintues!
Can you make these ahead?
Yes! You can. Make them per the recipe, adn then erheat htem in the air fryer at 350 degree F, and heat until they are warmed through.
More Easy Air Fryer Appetizer Recipes:
Is there anything better than appetizers? They’re the perfect way to whet your appetite before a big meal, or to nibble on while you relax with friends. And if you have an air fryer, you’re in for a real treat: because air fryers are perfect for making appetizers! Check out these delicious recipes for inspiration.
- AIR FRYER QUESO (MEXICAN CHEESE DIP)
- AIR FRYER DESSERT NACHOS
- BLACKSTONE LOADED GRILLED NACHOS
- AIR FRYER CANDIED PECANS
- AIR FRYER FROZEN BATTERED CAULIFLOWER
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Air Fryer Fried Olives
- 10 ounces stuffed green olives
- 2 cups Panko bread crumbs
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika , or chili powder
- 3 large eggs
- Start by making your breading stations. In the first bowl: Add your eggs, whisk well, with a fork. Then, in the second bowl, mix the flour, paprika, and garlic powder. In the third bowl, add the Panko Bread Crumbs.
- Drain the juice from the olives, and use a paper towel to dry them off. Then dip them into the flour, the egg, and then the panko. As you coat them, set them aside on a plate.
- Spray them generously with the cooking spray.
- Place the olives into the air fryer basket, set the temperature to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting, for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, flip the olives over, spray again with cooking spray, and air fry for another 3 to 5 minutes.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
- Air Fryer
- Cooking Spray
- Parchment Paper, optional