Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Panko Crusted Fried Artichoke Heart Appetizer Recipe


If you love artichokes, then you are in for a treat..
 we love these dipped in pizza sauce but they are great plain too!

1 can drained artichoke hearts
1/4 cup Romano grating cheese
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups or more of Panko Italian flavored breadcrumbs
salt, pepper to taste,
optional: pinch of cayenne pepper
2 egg whites beaten
flour
2 ziplock bags
Canola oil for frying

Beat egg whites in a pie plate set aside. Place 2 cups of bread crumbs, cheese, garlic powder and seasonings in a ziplock bag.  In another ziplock bag,  add 1/2 cup flour. Shake the artichokes into flour bag first.  Dip artichokes into egg whites then shake into the panko bread crumb mixture ziplock bag next. Heat at least 2 inches of oil in a large fry pan. When hot deep fry artichokes until golden brown. These taste best while hot sprinkled with more Romano cheese.

Note: I have also baked these on a parchment lined cookie sheet on 400 degree hot oven drizzled with olive oil for a healthier version.

5 comments:

Federica said...

I love artichokes. They look very appetizing with flavored breadcrumbs. Bye, have a good day

Greg said...

Sounds like a great appetizer to me. I've never tried fried ravioli but that sounds awesome as well.

mylittleitaliankitchen said...

che buono Claudia! This looks so crispy. Perfect for an aperitivo!

Vicki Bensinger said...

I love fried artichokes but have never made them. Using Panko makes everything taste that much better. I'm sure these ate wonderful.

Katherines Corner said...

Caludia I have never had fried artichokes. I do love artichokes though. This looks divine. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Wishing you a happy weekend. xo