Fried artichokes with gorgonzola dip are delicious bite sized snacks. The slight bitterness from the artichokes is well complimented by the gorgonzola dip.
Gorgonzola may be a bit pungent, but it tastes really good. If it is not readily available you can use cream cheese instead.
1 can artichoke hearts
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup fine-ground cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 eggs beaten
Oil for frying
For gorgonzola dip:
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon minced garlic
100g gorgonzola crumbled
Salt and ground white pepper to taste
First prepare the sauce by mixing the mayonnaise, sour cream, cheese and garlic. Mix until well combined. Season it with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until needed.
Drain the artichoke hearts. Pat them dry using paper towels and then set aside.
Combine the flour and garlic salt in a small bowl. In another bowl, place the breadcrumbs, cornmeal, basil, oregano and Parmesan cheese.
Dredge the dry artichokes in the flour mixture. After, dip it in the beaten egg and then coat it with the breadcrumbs mixture.
Heat the oil in a deep fryer or frying pan over medium heat. Fry the artichokes for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Place them on a plate line with paper towels to drain the excess oil. Serve immediately with the gorgonzola sauce.
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