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Fried Artichokes with Lemon Garlic Sauce

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 24
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Crispy Parmesan artichokes served with a light lemon garlic sauce are a quick and easy appetizer.
by: Girl Who Ate Everything
Updated Dec 5, 2014
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  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 (15 ounce) can quartered artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups oil for frying


  • 1
    Combine mayonnaise, garlic, lemon zest and juice in a small bowl and add salt and pepper to taste. Chill in the refrigerator while frying the artichokes.
  • 2
    Heat oil in a small skillet to about 350°F.
  • 3
    Whisk egg and milk in a small bowl. Combine Parmesan and breadcrumbs and place in another small bowl. Dip artichoke in egg mixture coating well, then dip in breadcrumb mixture.
  • 4
    Fry artichokes for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Remove artichokes from skillet and place on a paper towel to drain the excess oil. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately with lemon garlic dipping sauce.

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  • Fried artichokes are one of my favorite appetizers at the restaurant that my family and I eat at often. Last time we were there I paid detailed attention to the flavors and details of the dish so that I could try to replicate it on my own at home.

    These Fried Artichokes with Lemon Garlic Sauce tasted just like the ones at the fancy restaurant but made at a fraction of the cost.

    Start off with canned and quartered artichokes – no meticulous chopping here. The artichokes are dipped in an egg mixture, coated in a Parmesan breadcrumb crust, and then fried for a few minutes to get them nice and crispy. A quick light lemon garlic sauce is the perfect compliment to dip them in.

    I have eaten artichokes boiled and steamed, in dips and salads; heck, I even have fake artichokes in my flower arrangements around my kitchen. But until recently I hadn’t discovered that my favorite way to eat an artichoke is fried.

    I was thrilled to discover that frying the artichokes actually brings out their sweetness. These Fried Artichokes definitely aren’t your typical appetizer but are unique and tasty. They are a quick and easy appetizer to whip up for your friends or family.

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