Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Artichoke Frittata #recipe from author @DarylWoodGerber

From Daryl:

I love this appetizer (or side dish). It's so easy to make and so satisfying. Artichokes are one of my go-to foods. I use them in salads. I like them straight out of the jar. I love a cooked artichoke during the summer, too. Peeling off the petals makes a meal last a whole lot longer. 

This is a recipe I received from a girlfriend back in college when we were exchanging recipes. All of them written out on pretty little cards. In hand. The card has all the spills and grease marks to show how many times I've made the recipe.  

Do you have recipes that are go-to recipes for you?



1 tablespoon oil
4 green onions, stem removed, diced
1 can 14 ounces artichokes hearts, in water, drained
4 eggs slightly beaten
6 soda crackers (for gluten-free use GF crackers)
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


Saute green onions and artichokes in oil on medium for about 3 minutes, until green onions are tender.  Cool.

In a medium bowl, mix eggs, crackers, cheese and spices. Add onions and artichokes.

Pour mixture into 8” square oiled pan. Bake at 325 degrees 35-40 minutes.

Serve hot or cold.

For appetizer, cut into bite-sized pieces.
For side dish, cut into 2-3” square portions.

I used parchment paper - not necessary.

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  1. Looks good, Daryl! I've never cooked with artichokes. The raw vegetable looks too intimidating. I have no idea what to do with it or how to eat it!

    1. Oh, Pat, you are missing out. They are one of my favorite vegetables. I guess growing up in Northern California (artichokes are grown in the Monterey area), we had them often so they're not scary to me. :) ~ Daryl

  2. Love artichokes.
    But they are daunting at $3-4 per fresh.
    Did you ever see the Our Gang episode where they try to figure out how to eat one? Alfalfa's classic line is, "Well, it might have choked Arti, but it ain't gonna choke me!"

    1. Libby, never saw that, but sounds cute. Yes, they are dauntingly expensive, but 1/2 will make a meal for one, so 1 can serve for two. Though I love a whole one and with just a side of protein, still becomes somewhat "reasonable" - somewhat. Asparagus is expensive, too. And avocados. Hmmm, is it all A vegetables?? :) ~ Daryl