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Oven Fried Blue Cheese Olives

Instead of filling the center with blue cheese, we're using a mixture of blue cheese and light cream cheese. And instead of deep frying the olives, we're coating them with canola cooking spray and baking in a hot oven.

Ingredients:

  • 15-ounce can jumbo pitted black olives, drained well on paper towels
  • 1 1/2 ounces blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons light cream cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup egg substitute
  • 1 cup Italian-style dry bread crumbs
  • Canola cooking spray

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a 9 x 9-inch baking dish with canola cooking spray. Add blue cheese, light cream cheese and black pepper to a small bowl and blend well with a fork. Using your fingers or a pastry bag, fill each olive with the blue cheese mixture.
  2. Add egg substitute to a custard cup. Add breadcrumbs to a shallow bowl. Dip olives in the egg mixture then roll in the breadcrumbs to coat well. Place olives in prepared dish and coat the top with canola cooking spray.
  3. Bake in center of oven for 12-13 minutes or until golden brown. Let them cool, and then serve.

Yield:
7 servings (6 olives per serving)

Nutritional Information:
Per serving: 90 calories, 2 g protein, 11 g carbohydrate, 4.5 g fat,0 .6 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 1.3 g fiber, 66 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 45%.

© 2007 Elaine Magee

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Last Editorial Review: 7/23/2007