Oven-fried artichoke hearts with za’atar dipping sauce

Oven-fried artichoke hearts with za’atar dipping sauce.

This dish is great for snackers and hosts alike! Artichoke hearts are oven-fried at high temperatures to create the most satisfying crunchy texture and then paired with a tangy, herby, creamy dipping sauce with just the right amount of heat.

Serves| 4-6 |

Oven-Fried Artichoke Hearts with Za’atar Dipping Sauce

Artichoke Hearts

  • 3 cans whole artichoke hearts, in water, drained and sliced lengthwise
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 handful cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • cooking spray

Za’atar Dipping Sauce

  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ⅓ cup Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup toasted sesame seeds
  • 3 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp sumac
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon

| Preparation - Artichokes | Preheat oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pat artichokes dry with paper towels or air dry on a cooling rack. Combine bread crumbs and Parmesan in a bowl; beat eggs in another bowl, stirring in cilantro and garlic. Season egg mixture with salt and pepper. Dip artichoke hearts in egg wash; shake off excess liquid, then cover in panko breading. Place face side up on prepared baking sheet; repeat process until complete.

Generously spray artichokes with cooking oil. Place in oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.

| Preparation - Za’atar Dipping Sauce | In a bowl, combine all ingredients and stir until incorporated. Chill until ready to serve.

Amber is a private chef, food stylist and recipe contributor in the St. Louis area. Having spent the last 6 years in Los Angeles, she also gained extensive knowledge working at renowned restaurants Gjusta, Roberta’s and staging at many others.

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