Fried Olives with Orange and Garlic

Try this lovely and aromatic dish as a sophisticated change of pace for your party appetizer selection.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 pieces (2") orange peel
  • 8 oz. mixed olives
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1 loaf crunchy French bread, sliced


  • Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until very hot, but not yet smoking. When a piece of orange peel starts to bubble when placed in the oil, you will know the oil is the correct temperature.
  • Add olives, garlic, crushed red pepper, and orange peel. Fry 2 minutes, or until orange peel starts to curl at edges. Remove from heat and let sit for 15 minutes. Serve with sliced bread.