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Artichoke Fritta

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This tasty appetizer is always a favorite. Be sure to have a stack of cocktail napkins handy, as these tasty squares will leave your fingers a bit greasy (tasty, but greasy).

Preparation

Drain 1 jar of artichokes, put marinade in fry pan. Sautee onion and garlic in the marinade until limp.
Drain other jar of artichokes, and chop all artichokes.
Beat eggs in a large bowl, then add all remaining ingredients, reserving a few breadcrumbs.
Pour mixture into a 7x11 greased baking dish. Sprinkle remaining breadcrumbs on top. (Optionally, sprinkle a light dusting of paprika on top for added color.)
Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes.
Cool completely then cut into squares.

Ingredients

  • 2 6-oz jars marinated artichoke hearts, chopped
  • 1/2 lb (2 cups) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp oregano
  • 1/8 tsp Tabasco
  • 2 Tbsp minced Italian parsley