June 15, 2007

Artichoke Squares

One of my all time favorite foods is artichokes! I didn't have my first one until I was about 32 years old, thanks to growing up in a small town in the middle of corn fields in the midwest. After I moved to California I became a little more familier with them, but was rather intimidated by them. After we moved to Minnesota and I had 3 children I finally decided to buy some. I steamed them, we dipped them in butter and I was hooked! Now? I have them any way and every way I possibly can. We always have them on hand in some form, usually canned in water, bottled in brine and fresh. Ready for anything! Here is a delicious appetizer recipe that is from; Come Into the Kitchen.

Artichoke Squares

2 jars marinated artichoke hearts (6 oz. each)
1 small onion, finely chopped
4 eggs
1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1/4 t. salt
1/8 t. pepper
1/8 t. oregano
1/8 t. Tabasco sauce
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
2 T. chopped parsley

Drain artichokes, saving marinade form one jar. In marinade, saute onion. Cut up artichokes. Beat eggs and add crumbs and seasoning. Stir in remaining ingredients. Turn into a greased 7 x 11 inch pan. Bake at 325 for 30 minutes. Let cool a little before cutting into squares. Serve hot or cold. Makes 40 squares.Print Friendly and PDF