Appetizers/ Vegetable Sides

Artichoke Heart Fritters

Artichoke Heart Fritters by 2sistersrecipes.com

Artichoke Heart Fritters are made with frozen artichoke hearts, lightly coated in flour and then coated in egg wash and quickly fried until golden brown.  These fritters are deliciously tender inside with a light crispy crust on the outside.  Guaranteed good, bet you can’t just eat one!  Artichoke Heart Fritters are a great way to get your family to eat more artichokes!

These Artichoke Heart Fritters are always made on special occasions in our family.  Mom always includes her famous artichoke heart fritters, known as carciofi fritti, every time she plans her menu.  Since my family has been craving for them.  I decided to whip up a batch for dinner.

 

Our house always smells so delicious when we make these little guys.  And, the recipe for these artichoke heart fritters is a simple one, which takes a few minutes to make, so I didn’t mind to make them as a side for dinner.

Only this time, I decided to use frozen artichoke hearts rather than using fresh artichokes.

You can make these artichoke fritters using fresh artichokes; however, you need some time, patience and a good pair of rubber gloves to clean them.  So, if you prefer to use fresh artichokes, you can check out our post on How to Clean Artichokes.

 

The total time to dip and fry these into fritters is about 10 minutes.  And one bag of frozen artichoke hearts makes enough for a family of 4 to 5.

Keep in mind, if you plan to make these for a larger crowd, you will definitely need to double this recipe.

They’re wonderful to serve as appetizers too!  Make them ahead, then reheat them in a warm oven for a few minutes before serving.

Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce on the side, like a ranch dressing and enjoy!!

* You can follow along with our step by step directions, or jump down to the bottom of this post for our full recipe card. 

Artichoke Heart Fritters

  • 1 (10-ounce or 12-ounce) frozen artichoke hearts, defrosted

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1/4 cup grated Pecorino cheese or Parmesan cheese

  • salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

  • optional: 1/8 tsp. dried parsley and garlic powder

  • 1/3 cup canola oil, for frying

Place package of frozen artichokes on counter to defrost.  Slit a small hole in the corner of the plastic package. Squeeze out excess water as much as you can.  Open package and place artichoke hearts onto 3 sheets of paper towels and cover with 3 more sheets.  Using your hands to press down to squeeze excess water from the artichokes, as much as you can.

In the meantime, on medium heat, in a nonstick skillet, pour the oil.

In a small bowl, place the flour.
In a second bowl, combine eggs with Pecorino cheese, some salt and fresh cracked pepper.  Optional: you may add some herbs, parsley and garlic powder into the egg wash.  Set both bowls side by side.

Dip a few artichoke hearts into the flour and toss until they are well coated.
Then dip them into the egg and cheese mixture, coating both sides.

Carefully drop each one into the hot oil.  Add a few at a time.

Fry for about 1 minute, until golden brown on both sides, turning them once.

Remove and drain on paper towels.
Continue the same, until all the artichokes are finished.
Transfer artichoke fritters to a serving dish.  Immediately serve.

Yields: 26 to 28 fritters

Artichoke Heart Fritters by 2sistersrecipes.com

Also, try our Baked Kale Spinach and Artichoke Dip as an appetizer!

You may even enjoy a new delicious side dish, our Artichoke Hearts Sauteed with Baby Peas, Onions and Capers.   

5.0 from 2 reviews
Artichoke Heart Fritters
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Serves: 26 to 28 fritters
 
Artichoke Heart Fritters are artichoke hearts lightly coated in flour and then coated in egg wash and quickly fried until golden brown. These fritters are deliciously tender inside with a light crispy crust on the outside. Serve them as appetizers or as a side dish.
Ingredients
  • 1 (10-ounce) frozen artichoke hearts, defrosted
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ¼ cup grated Pecorino cheese or Parmesan cheese
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • optional: ⅛ tsp. dried parsley and garlic powder
  • ⅓ cup canola oil, for frying
Instructions
  1. Place package of frozen artichokes on counter to defrost. Slit a small hole in the corner of the plastic package. Squeeze out excess water as much as you can. Open package and place artichoke hearts onto 3 sheets of paper towels and cover with 3 more sheets. Using your hands to press down to squeeze excess water from the artichokes, as much as you can.
  2. In the meantime, on medium heat, in a nonstick skillet, pour the oil.
  3. In a small bowl, place the flour.
  4. In a second bowl, combine eggs with pecorino cheese, some salt and fresh cracked pepper. Optional: you may add some herbs, parsley and garlic powder into the egg wash. Set both bowls side by side.
  5. Dip a few artichoke hearts into the flour and toss until they are well coated.
  6. Then dip them into the egg and cheese mixture, coating both sides.
  7. Carefully drop each one into the hot oil. Add a few at a time.
  8. Fry for about 1 minute, until golden brown on both sides, turning them once.
  9. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  10. Continue the same, until all the artichokes are finished.
  11. Transfer artichoke fritters to a serving dish. Immediately serve. Or you can reheat them just before serving.
  12. Yields: 26 to 28 fritters

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11 Comments

  • Reply
    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    November 12, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    This is a great idea and you could use so many kinds of sauce to compliment this lovely appetizer! I am loving all your wonderful snack ideas and also love the family recipe heritage. I bet your mom is a fun lady in the kitchen. Have a great week!

    • Reply
      annaliz
      November 12, 2013 at 3:32 pm

      Thanks Tricia, my girls love dipping these fritters with a ranch sauce or a sauce that my Lizzie made which is a mixture of ketchup and mayo combined. And, Thanks, you would LOVE our mom, she loves to cook for everyone and loves to give her little tips about things and life. She is a pip! Have a wonderful day!

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    Chatty Crone
    November 12, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Now those look good to me! Thanks.
    I have a suggestion for you – if you are interested in getting more bloggers – it might be a good idea to remove the verification code – most bloggers won't even deal or join sites with those. Now I am just trying to help.
    Love, sandie

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      annaliz
      November 12, 2013 at 3:27 pm

      Thank you! I wasn't aware of that. Thank you so much, I just removed it and hope it will help. Hugs!!

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    Dan from Platter Talk
    November 12, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Oh my…. I have never or tried such a beautiful looking and sounding treat; yet!! Wow. These look incredible. Thanks for sharing these.

  • Reply
    Abbe Odenwalder
    November 12, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    I love artichokes any way I can get them. Just bought quite a few from costco yesterday. Now I know what to do with them!

    • Reply
      annaliz
      November 15, 2013 at 4:29 am

      Sweet Abbe! Let us know how they turn out for you.

  • Reply
    Linda Rodman
    September 9, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    These are AMAZING!!!! They are SUCH a crowd pleaser! I have a new staple appetizer for my family! Thanks girls!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      September 9, 2019 at 10:27 pm

      You are so welcome…..Thank you Linda!! We’re so happy you tried our recipe and giving us a star rating! Thanks again!

  • Reply
    Susan
    September 10, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    This look addicting! Love fritters of any kind but your artichoke version sounds fantastic!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      September 10, 2019 at 9:41 pm

      Thanks Susan! This is a very old recipe from our mom that never disappoints! You have to try it! Have a great day! 🙂

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