Artichoke Squares
Author: Cookie Madness
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 40 mins
An each make-ahead appetizer.
Ingredients
  • Artichoke Squares
  • 2 (6 oz.) jars marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 2/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs (I used “Zesty”)
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon Tabasco or Tapatio sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups grated or shredded cheddar cheese (Swiss would be great!)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Rub a 7x11 inch baking dish (I used a Pyrex casserole dish) with butter or spray with cooking spray.
  2. In a large non-stick skillet, combine onions, garlic and about a little of the marinade from the artichokes -- you could use a couple of teaspoons of oil, but I found the artichokes had enough oil on them already. Saute onions, garlic and chopped artichokes for about 5 minutes or until onions are soft and slightly browned
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs with a fork. Stir in crumbs, salt, oregano, Tabasco (or Tapatio), salt and black pepper, then stir in the cheese, parsley, artichoke and onion garlic mixture.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool, then chill for a few hours or until very cold.
  5. Before serving, cut into tiny squares (about 36) and arrange squares on a foil lined baking sheet. Heat at 400 degrees F. for about 5 minutes or until warm. Serve in mini cupcake liners.
Recipe by Cookie Madness at http://www.cookiemadness.net/2012/04/artichoke-squares/