Saturday, December 31, 2016
Pam first noticed fried capers on salads at a favorite local restaurant we frequent. So I poked around and found a number of different variations. A nice one I found was from Food & Style. I thought I would play with them and make one for a salad we are having tonight. These turn out amazing and they give you a really nice flavor for salads or other dishes. They are also very easy to make!
Ingredients (serves 3-4 on salads)
1 tbsp Cornmeal
1/4 tsp Onion powder
1/4 tsp Oregano
1/4 tsp Black Pepper (adjust to taste)
1/4 cup Small capers
1 tbsp Olive oil
1. In a small bowl, mix the cornmeal, onion powder, oregano and black pepper.
2. Drain the capers in a sieve. Then add the capers to the cornmeal mixture and mix with a fork until the capers are coated. Placed the capers back into the sieve and shake to remove the excess cornmeal mix.
3. Add 1 tbsp olive oil to a pan and place it over medium-high heat. When the oil is heated, add the capers and shake the pan until they are in one layer. Lower to medium heat and saute for 3 minutes undisturbed. Mix the capers and saute for another 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl (leaving any oil in the pan).
4. You can let the capers sit for up to a few hours.