'Olive all'Ascolana', literally olives from Ascoli, are a real treat which will have you munching on these fried delights like popcorn.
Olive all'Ascolana come from the Marche region, which is known for its deep-fried treats and great food in general.
Green Olives are stuffed with a meaty filling, breaded and deep-fried for a really exclusive snack, which is just amazing if made at home from scratch!
Give them a try and let us know how they turn out! For more snacks and appetizers, check out our appetiser recipe index.
for 4 servings
In a big pan, wilt chopped onion, celery and carrot in 3 tablespoons of oil.
Add the 3 ground meats and cook until browned. Season with salt and pepper, add 1/2 glass of wine, add a teaspoon of concentrate and cook for about 40 minutes.
When cooked, place meat in a blender and blend the meat with 2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs, 4 of parmesan cheese, 2 of pecorino cheese, 1 egg yolk, a pinch of nutmeg, salt and pepper.
Take the stones out of the olives by cutting the olives in a spiral, around the stone.
Insert a small ball of stuffing into each olive, then give the olives their original shape and set aside
Prepare 3 plates with: flour, 2 beaten eggs, bread-crumbs. In the meanwhile, heat up seed oil for frying.
Roll each olive in the flour, then the egg and lastly in breadcrumbs.
Fry the Olive all'Ascolana until golden brown. Serve hot, warm, or even cold.