ALMOND-STUFFED GREEN OLIVES
2 10-ounce bottles pitted large green olives (about 52), rinsed and drained
1/2 cup whole blanched almonds, toasted until golden and cooled
4 large garlic cloves, sliced thin
1 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes
1 3/4 cups olive oil
Stuff olives with almonds and in a glass bowl combine with remaining ingredients.
Marinate olives, covered and chilled, at least 3 days and up to 1 week.
Let olives stand at room temperature 15 minutes before serving.
Makes about 4 cups.