Friday, November 5, 2010

Fried Artichoke Hearts

I cheated on my Fire Day Friday guest post over at Our Krazy Kitchen this week.

deep fried artichoke hearts
I didn't use live fire but I did cook these babies "on a grill".

Update: here's the copy and paste from that guest post.

But technically, this was cooked outside on a grill.

I refuse to use our deep fryer inside the house because I hate the lingering greasy smell. My fire pit was the closest stable surface to hold my deep fryer.

Deep Fried Artichoke Hearts with Gorgonzola Dipping Sauce
Source: NibbleMeThis
Servings: 4-6

24 each artichoke hearts (preferably not the marinated kind)
6 ounces beer
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/2 cup self rising flour
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt

Dipping sauce
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1/3 cup gorgonzola cheese
1 tablespoon white balsamic fig vinegar (sub any light flavored vinegar)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon black pepper ground
1/2 teaspoon Fire Ant Juice (or your favorite hot sauce)

Mix together the dipping sauce and rest in the fridge for at least one hour.

Whisk the beer, salt, and egg together in a bowl. Mix the flour, panko bread crumbs, paprika, and salt together on a plate.

One by one, dip the artichoke hearts in the egg wash and then roll in the flour mix.

Deep fry them in small batches (8 or less) at 375f for 4 minutes.

Remove from the fryer and rest on a cooling rack, seasoning with a pinch of salt immediately.

Dust with finely grated pecorino romano cheese and serve with the dipping sauce.


  1. Why do I think there's horseradish in the dipping sauce? I just do.

  2. Great post, Chris! I was wondering how you actually did them on the grill but no live fire!! lol

  3. I eat them often, just never fried. They look very tempting that way though. ~Mary

  4. I love love love these! I had my first when we moved to NJ, and I was hooked...a choke addict, lol

  5. haha...does that "really" count?

  6. These look awesome Chris. And thanks for reminding me htat I haven't had artichokes in about a decade or so. that seems like a tragedy.

  7. Looks like a scrumptious appetizer.. heading over to check it out.

  8. Argh! It's too close to dinner for me to be looking at this photo!

  9. Hi Chris,

    Looks it...:)


  10. I agree. Hate the lingering grease smell in the house. This recipe looks great Chris. Love the ingredients for the dipping sauce.

  11. These look wonderful. I love anything artichoke!

  12. I love that you put the deep fryer on the grill - LOL! I have to agree with you though. The lingering smell of grease reminds me of the years I spent working at a fast food join in high school.
    Deep fried artichokes with gorgonzola sounds amazing. I'm thinking they could be downright dangerous to my waistline. I'd want to eat them all!

  13. I could totally eat the whole plate - they look so good!

  14. That photo is hysterical - give a griller an electrical appliance . . .
    The recipe sounds delicious! I want to use that sauce for other dippy foods. Yum.