Sicilian Fried Black Olives

Sicilian Fried Black Olives


  • 1 lb. salted black olives, rinsed and placed in a colander

  • 2 cloves of crushed garlic

  • 3 tablespoons of vinegar

  • ½ cup of olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon of oregano

  • 1 teaspoon of chopped parsley for garnish



  • Pat dry olives with paper towels or a clean kitchen towel.

  • Place olives, garlic and oil in a large frying pan and sauté over a medium heat for about 5 minutes.

  • Remove from heat, and pour the vinegar over them.

  • Return to the fire and as the vinegar evaporates add the oregano, cook at a lower heat for an additional 4 minutes.

  • Serve hot or cold garnished with the chopped parsley.

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