Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Deep Fried Olive Martini Appetizer

My favorite Cocktail is a Dirty Martini, Straight Up or On The Rocks. I only drink clear alcohol cocktails....... Vodka, Gin, Tequila. I also drink Red Wine.

I recently read about a Rooftop Bar in London serving Warmed Gin Cocktails served with a Deep Fried Olive sitting on the Martini Glass. Of course I'd ask for 2!

See NOTE first about preparing the Olives Overnight!

Here's what you'll need:
Martini Glasses for presentation.
A Large Jar with a Lid.
A Cast Iron Dutch Oven or Heavy Deep Skillet for Deep Frying. If you have a Deep Fryer, that's perfect.

Transfer the Olives and Juice to the Large Jar.
Cover and Refrigerate Overnight.

A Jar of Mezzetta Martini Olives with Juice.
3 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Dry Vermouth
1 C Flour
2 Eggs, well beaten.
1 C Dried Bread Crumbs
1/2 C Panko Bread Crumbs
1/4 C Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 tsp Herbes de Provence.
Canola Oil

3 bowls:
#1- Flour
#2- Eggs
#3- Dried Bread Crumbs
      Bread Crumbs
      Panko Bread Crumbs
      Parmesan Cheese
      Herbes de Provence
      Mix well.

Heat 2" of Oil to 350 degrees for Deep Frying.

Remove Olives in Small Batches.

Dredge in the following order:
Bread Crumbs

Fry Olives in Small Batches until Golden Brown.
Watch Carefully, they Fry quickly.

Transfer to Paper Towels to drain.

For Presentation:
Fill a Martini Glass with the Olives and serve with Toothpicks.

Peace in the Kitchen!

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