Before the longs days of summer drift away, I was able to have everyone together for a family meal. Of course we all try to get together as often as we can, but somehow life always seems to get in the way. So me being me, I was thrilled to host and have all my loved ones at one place at the same time. Today’s recipe was the appetizer I served that was just delicious. I was having a craving for something deep-fried and salty, and boy did this do the trick. The batter was light and crispy from the beer, but the artichokes are nice and tender but really hold their shape well when frying. And just as a side note for my lovely readers, this is not the time to wear your beloved silk blouse, this is a time to wear “cookin clothes” , yes- you know what I’m talking about, your comfy got holes in em I’d just die if somebody saw me in this cookin clothes. I did my best to drain the artichokes well, but when water meets hot oil, we all know what happens. So I hope this dish makes it to your next get together meal, it was a real hit for my crew. Here’s to great family and good times…
beer battered artichokes
2- 12oz can artichoke hearts – drained
2 C flour
1/2 tsp kosher salt
12 oz beer
zest of 1/2 a lemon
vegetable oil for frying.
dipping sauce – I just combined a bit of sour cream, lemon juice, chopped parsley, and garlic powder.
– begin by draining the artichokes well.
– using a small bowl and whisk combine flour and salt. whisk lightly to combine. slowly pour in beer and whisk until all is combined and foam has died down.
– add in lemon zest.
– gently coat each artichoke heat in batter and place into oil for frying. should take about 2 minutes on each side to reach a golden brown color.
– serve warm and enjoy.