Photos of Italy -
Home Advertise Articles Email Forum News Store

Art, Cuisine, Famous Italians, Festivals, Folklore, Genealogy, Holidays, Hotels, Photos, Real Estate, Sports, Travel and More

  • Buying Property Guide
  • City/Island Guides
  • Inheritance Guide
  • Regional Guides
    Surname Collection
    Add your name to the collection.
    Authentic Italian recipes for you to enjoy.
    Photo Galleries
    Enjoy photos of Italy, wine making & more.
    Proverbs in Italian & English.
    Our Paesani
    Weekly column dedicated to today's Italy.
    by Francesca Di Meglio

    Italian Memories
    Articles on growing up Italian.
    by Cookie Curci

    Una Mamma Italiana
    Articles for Italian mammas.
    by Tiffany Longo

    Learn Italian
    English-Italian guides
    Spanish-Italian guides.

    Molto Italiano
    Sign up for our FREE newsletter.
    Test your knowledge of Italy.
  • Olive Ascolane (Stuffed Olives)
    Recipe contributed by Phil and Jackie Cicconi
    • 1 1/2 pounds of pork
    • 1 1/2 pounds of chicken breast
    • 1/2 cup of chopped green olives
    • 2/3 cup of parmesan cheese
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 1 lemon rind, grated
    • 1 teaspoon of freshly-grated nutmeg
    • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
    • Salt to taste, be careful, the cheese and olives are salty
    Cook the pork and chicken breast in your favorite tomato gravy recipe. Do not substitute any other meats such as beef or lamb. If you do, you run the risk of altering the flavor. Remove cooked, cooled meats from the sauce and grind them using a food grinder or meat processor. Add the remaining ingredients to the ground meat mix (do not over-process). Mix the ingredients into the meat and put into the refrigerator to cool for at least one hour. Remove the mixture from refrigerator and roll meat into balls about the size of a small walnut. Put half of an olive on each side of the rolled ball. Flour each ball, dip in beaten egg, then dip in unflavored bread crumbs.

    Arrange olive balls on a tray, they can be frozen unfried at this time. When it is time to cook them, fry them quickly in about 1/2 inch of canola oil until golden brown. Drain and serve. It is not important to cook them through because the meat has been cooked already. Traditionally, they would have been cooked in olive oil.

    Allow frozen olive balls to completely defrost before frying. Have an extra jar of olives on hand in case you are left with extra filling.

    This recipe makes about 50 stuffed olives.

    Recipe Index

    Submit a Recipe

    Print This Recipe


    Follow Us

    Featured Item

    Shirts & Novelties

    Partner Links


    Italiansrus Gear
    Proudly display the colors of Italy with these great products.

    Speak Italian? Speak it better! Subscribe to Tutto italiano Today!
    The world largest online retailer for Premium Italian Fashions.


    | Home | Email | Forum | Newsletter |

    Copyright © 1998-2024 Anthony Parente. All rights reserved.