Opt for panko bread crumbs to achieve a perfectly-crunchy coating on the Fried Olives appetizers. Friends will ask you to make this appetizer recipe again and again after you share it at your next party.
Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine olives and flour; toss until olives are evenly coated. In a small bowl, beat eggs lightly. In a medium bowl, combine bread crumbs, cheese, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
In a large deep saucepan or deep-fat fryer, heat 1 1/2 inches oil to 350 degrees F. Dip each flour-coated olive into the eggs, then coat evenly with crumb mixture.
Using a slotted spoon, add olives, several at a time, to the hot oil. Fry about 1 1/2 minutes or until outsides are golden brown. Remove olives from hot oil; drain on a plate lined with paper towels. Keep olives warm in the oven while frying the remaining olives.