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Olive Fritters with Lemon Caper Aioli

– Olive Fritters with Lemon Caper Aioli –

The name of this recipe is very appeling, but what exactly are olive fritters? Well, let me tell you, they are possibly one of the most mouth-watering little fritters you will ever taste! These olive fritters have an explosion of flavors, from the first bite until the very last bite. When I was creating this recipe, I played around with several different ingredients, I found that using simple ingredients that complimented each other was the key to making these fritters shine. I was trying to create an appetizer that really stood above the rest, an appetizer that when it was served, people were talking about it. I paired up these olive fritters with some homemade lemon caper aioli, and it really took this recipe to the next level. Watch the video below on how to make these olive fritters with a lemon caper aioli, and experience the flavor of WOW! all over again…and again…and again. Salud!

Watch the Video Below on How to Make Olive Fritters with Lemon Caper Aioli

Olive Fritters with Lemon Caper Aioli

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork



  • 1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Tbsp Water
  • 1/2 Cup Green Spanish Olives
  • 1/2 Cup Black Spanish Olives
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 1 Clove of Garlic
  • 5 Slices Sundried Tomato
  • 1/2 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 Tsp Dried Thyme
  • Sea Salt


  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Capers
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 4 Tbsp Extra Virgin Spanish Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin Spanish olive oil for frying
  • Fresh Parsley


  1. Finely mince 2 cloves of garlic and them to a mortar, add 1 tablespoon of rinsed capers and pound with the garlic until you form a paste, then add 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice, season with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, and mix everything together
  2. Slowly pour in between 3-4 tablespoons of extra virgin Spanish olive oil into the mortar while you continue to mix, once you reach a mayonnaise like consistency, cover the mortar with seran wrap and add it to the fridge
  3. Add 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour to a bowl, make a well in the middle and add 1 egg, beat the egg and then season with sea salt, add 2 tablespoons of water and mix everything together until well mixed
  4. Grab 1/2 cup of green Spanish olives and 1/2 cup black olives (both pitted), mash the olives down with a chefs knife (this makes it easier to dice them without slipping away) and then finely dice them and add to the bowl
  5. Finely mince 1 clove of garlic, finely dice 1/2 onion, finely dice 5 sundried tomatoes and add to the bowl, then add 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme and mix everything together until well mixed
  6. Heat a small non-stick frying pan with a medium-high heat and add 1/4 of extra virgin Spanish olive oil
  7. Once the oil get´s hot, add a spoonful of the batter into the oil to create each fritter, remember not to over-crowd the pan, cook in batches, cook each of the fritters for about 1 minute per side, and then transfer to a plate with paper towels
  8. Transfer the lemon caper aioli to a bowl, place it on a large dish, and decorate the olive fritters around it, garnish with fresh parsley
  9. Enjoy!

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  1. KN

    Just made these tonight! So great. I added a little Parmesan to the batter because I’m obsessed with cheese. Thanks for sharing!

    11 . Jan . 2019
    • Spain on a Fork

      Glad you enjoyed them 🙂 nice touch with the parmesan! thanks for the comment, much love

      11 . Jan . 2019
  2. Sandra

    These fritters sound mouthwatering ? and I love the idea of egg-less aioli. I’ll definitely give them a try!

    01 . Dec . 2017
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thank you for commenting Sandra 🙂

      01 . Dec . 2017
  3. Laila

    I love fritters! And your take on them sounds incredible!! Will definitely be trying your recipe out – modifying where I need to for our allergies 🙂 thanks for sharing!

    16 . Nov . 2017
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thank you for your comment Laila 🙂 I hope you enjoy them!

      16 . Nov . 2017

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