Wonderful Artichoke Balls

Wonderful Artichoke Balls

Wonderful Artichoke Balls
 
Wonderful Artichoke Balls
Recipe By:

Ingredients
  • 3 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
  • Olive oil
  • 1 (14-oz.) can artichoke hearts, drained and mashed or pureed
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¾ c. grated parmesan cheese
  • ¾ c. Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • Vegetable oil
  • Marinara sauce, home-made or store bought

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 350.
  2. In large frying pan over medium heat, coat bottom with olive oil.
  3. Saute garlic for 1-2 minutes, do not burn.
  4. Reduce heat to low, add artichokes and eggs, stirring constantly for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat, stir in half cheese and half bread crumbs.
  6. Mix well.
  7. When cool enough to handle, roll into 1” balls.
  8. Combine remaining cheese and bread crumbs in shallow dish.
  9. Roll balls into this dish to coat.
  10. Pour oil to a depth of 3” in Dutch oven pot. Heat to 375 over high heat.
  11. Carefully add balls and fry until browned, 3-5 minutes.
  12. Serve hot or cold with marinara sauce.
  13. Makes about 3 dozen.

Notes
*****You can also place on baking sheet sprayed with PAM and bake the balls at 350 for 5-8 minutes for a healthier version.

 

Print Friendly