What to do with leftover kalamata olives

Kalamata olives are black olives from the city Kalamata, Greece. Find out how you can use leftover kalamata olives in your cooking here.

What to do with leftover kalamata olives

Recipes with kalamata olives

How to use up leftover kalamata olives

  • Fried feta olives
    Drain and rinse leftover olives, then pat dry. Stuff crumbled feta into each olive. Half-fill a medium heavy-based pan with vegetable oil and heat to 180°C when tested with a digital probe thermometer. Put seasoned flour, beaten egg and fine breadcrumbs into 3 separate bowls. Dip the olives in the flour, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs. Fry for 3-4 minutes until golden and crisp.
  • Olive-crusted cod
    Heat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6. Mix a handful of finely chopped olives (drained and rinsed) with 50g melted butter, 100g dried breadcrumbs, the finely grated zest of 1 lemon and a handful of finely chopped fresh parsley. Put 4 skinless and boneless cod fillets in a baking tray and top them with the olive mixture. Bake for 12-15 minutes until the fish is opaque and the breadcrumbs are crisp. Serve with potatoes and a crisp green salad.

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