FRIED ARTICHOKE HEARTS WITH GARLIC AIOLI

 

  • Cooking Time: 20
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 10

Ingredients

  • 1/2 bag frozen artichoke hearts, thawed (Trader Joe's has great ones!)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated pecorino romano cheese
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • lemon slices for garnish

Directions

  • Add oil to a hot skillet.
  • Put egg in a shallow bowl, and bread crumbs combined with cheese in another.
  • Dip artichoke hearts in egg, then bread/cheese, then place in pan over medium-high heat.
  • Fry on both sides until cooked, remove and put on paper towel covered plate to drain excess oil, then place on serving platter.
  • Sprinkle with salt while warm.
  • If desired, squeeze lemon over them once plated. Serve immediately.
  • For the aioli: Combine mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice and paprika.
  • Mix together.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Serve in separate bowl as a dipping sauce.

Notes

I developed this recipe after not being able to find artichokes (out of season). I've made the aioli in the past for other dishes. This appetizer is perfect for a weeknight or for company. Easy to make, too!

Author Credit: I Was Born To Cook

Website Credit: http://iwasborntocook.blogspot.com/2011/02/curing-artichoke-blues.html

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