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Crispy, nutty, and briny, Fried Capers are magical little flavor bombs that add an incredible dimension of flavor and texture to salads, pasta, meat, and vegetable dishes. #garnish #italian #recipe #easy #quick #flavor #fried #whatare #howtouse

Fried Capers - Magical Flavor Bombs for Your Food

5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • Jarred capers in brine
  • vegetable or olive oil to fill small saucepan 1/8 inch deep


  • Pour oil into small sauce pan to 1/8 inch deep.
  • Heat oil until shimmering or 350F.
  • Drain capers and dry on paper towels or kitchen towel.
  • Add capers to pan without overcrowding, in batches if making a large quantity.
  • Fry until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Carefully remove capers from oil with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towel.
  • Let rest a few minutes before using. If making ahead, they can stay uncovered at room temperature for several hours.
  • To store, keep in covered container at room temperature for several days.
Keyword fried capers
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