A Taste of Italy...

ITALY feels like home to me; the scenery is a work of art, the people are as warm as the sun, the opera is music to the ears, and the food is beyond perfection. I'm glad my Mother gave me an Italian name (Adrianna) because my heart truly belongs to ITALY.

Assisi, Brindisi, Como, Florence, Genoa, Lecce, Milan, Naples, Pisa, Rome, Siena, Turin, Udine, and Venice are just a few of the places I've ventured through while in Italy and food tasting was something I just couldn't resist. I'd like to share a recipe a chef in Venice game me when I was eating at a local restaurant in Venice. Fried Green Olives are a very popular appetizer in Venice thanks to the abundance of olive trees that grow in beautiful Italy. For this recipe using green olives is the best choice.

To learn more about Venice, click here.

                                       FRIED GREEN OLIVES

40 pitted green olives (not packed with oil)
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
2 eggs, beaten

Place the olives in a bowl of cold water for about an hour.
Drain and rinse the olives in a strainer and allow them to dry.
Roll the olives in the flour then dip them in the beaten eggs.
Press the olives gently into the bread crumbs and places them on a plate.
Heat about an inch of oil in a skillet until the oil is hot. Once the oil is hot place the olives inside the skillet until they turn golden on both sides. Remove with a spoon or thongs and place the olives on a plate or tray for eating.

Enjoy them with a glass of wine!!


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