Olive all Ascolana Stuffed and Fried Olives

Olive alla Ascolana Recipe - Stuffed Fried Olives

If you never tried this delicacy, then this is the recipe for you. These olives are a famous and delicious treat in Italy, try yourself!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: ascolana, fried, olive, stuffed
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 485kcal
Author: Nonna Box


  • 500 g green olives "Ascolana tenera" variety
  • 150 g beef
  • 100 g pork loin
  • 50 g chicken breast
  • 1 onion
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 eggs
  • extra virgin olive oil and butter for frying
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 50 g Parmesan cheese grated
  • Nutmeg to taste
  • 1 glass dry white wine

For breading

  • breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • flour


  • Chop the celery, onion and carrot, cut the meat into pieces and fry everything in oil and butter; then blend with white wine.
  • When cooked, pass through a meat grinder, then add the cheese, eggs and a sprinkling of nutmeg, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Mix well, and roll the mixture into olive-shaped balls.
  • Cut the green olives in a spiral, removing the stone, then wrap around the stuffing balls.
  • Dredge them in flour, then pass through the beaten egg and finally roll them in breadcrumbs.
  • Fry the stuffed olives in hot oil, then serve hot with lemon slices.


It is critical not to overcook the meat. Brown it on the outside, leaving the inside pink, to keep it from drying out. They will finish cooking as they fry.


Calories: 485kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 181mg | Sodium: 2259mg | Potassium: 481mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3315IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 255mg | Iron: 2.5mg
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