With their soft, creamy texture and pop of briny flavor, olives are a delicious candidate to add to almost any dish. But what if they were crunchy instead of creamy? Changing their texture makes them even more versatile.
We’ve developed a microwave-fry method and found it foolproof for capers, shallots, and—you guessed it—olives. With a little oil and a heatproof container, many ingredients can be crisped up in the microwave in less than 10 minutes. Oil-cured olives are even more straightforward: They already come with their own oil and take less than 5 minutes to crisp. The results? A crunchy, salty garnish with concentrated olive flavor.