March 23, 2009
I’m not a huge fan of all of the folks on the Food Network because I feel like lots of them are just television personalities, not real live chefs or even great cooks. You know who you are! I do like Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa) because her food always looks easy to do, and anything I’ve made of hers has worked. And we know that Bobby Flay is a great chef, has been since he was a very young man, and his Goat Cheese Enchiladas are on my Cooking Bucket List. I also have had good luck with a few of Giada De Laurentiis’ recipes. I just wish we didn’t have to see so much cleavage when she’s cooking! I’m sure she’s a lovely woman, I just think the prosciutto ravioli or nutella bruschetta would come out just as well if the “girls” were covered up a tad. That’s just my opinion; I’m sure the guys out in TV Land disagree!
Anyway. I don’t need to get off on a rant. I had Food Network on over the last weekend while I was cleaning, and happened to hear Giada talking about this fried olive recipe. Since I have a deep love for all things olive, I dropped my vacuum cleaner and ran to the TV. This recipe for Italian Fried Olives looks scrumptious and I would SO make them ASAP if I didn’t know that I would eat every last ding dang one of them as soon as they came out of the hot oil.
Green olives are filled with a mixture of gorgonzola and ricotta cheeses, thyme and lemon zest. They are then tossed in flour, rolled in egg and then rolled around in bread crumbs before being briefly fried. How good does that sound!!?? Oh my gravy. These are on my “must try” list, even though I had to tolerate eyefuls of cleavage to see how they were made!
Hey, Giada! Thanks for the awesome appetizer recipe! Now how ’bout breaking out a turtleneck, sister?