Artichoke Poppers w/Aioli & Balsamic Reduction

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Melissa Goff

By
@mis7up

This recipe was something I had to make after having it Artichoke Poppers at a Hoolihan's resturant in Garland, Texas with a friend...took me a couple of months of testing and then figured it out....Such a fave. Labor intensive but well worth the work...if you love Artichokes. Artichokes stuffed with Herbed Goat cheese. Served with Garlic Aioli & a Balsamic reduction.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
5 Hr 35 Min
Cook:
15 Min

Ingredients

  • HERBED CHEESE

  • 3/4 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1/2 tsp
    thyme, dried
  • 1/4 tsp
    basil, dried
  • 1/4 tsp
    marjoram, dried
  • 1/4 tsp
    minced onion, dried
  • 1/4 tsp
    minced garlic, dried
  • 6 oz
    plain goats milk cheese
  • GARLIC AIOLI SAUCE

  • 3/4 c
    mayonnaise
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp
    fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • BALSAMIC REDUCTION

  • 1 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 can(s)
    balsamic vinegar
  • ARTICHOKE POPPERS

  • 2--8.5oz can(s)
    artichoke hearts, drained, rinse and dried
  • 3
    eggs, scrabbled
  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 c
    italian style panko bread crumbs

How to Make Artichoke Poppers w/Aioli & Balsamic Reduction

Step-by-Step

  1. HERBED GOAT CHEESE:
    In a small bowl, mix together oregano, thyme, basil, marjoram, minced onion and garlic, thoroughly.
    In another small bowl, cream goat's milk cheese. Add spice mix and mix well. Cover bowl and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  2. GARLIC AIOLI RECIPE:
    In a small bowl, mayo, garlic, lemon juice, salt and black pepper. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use
  3. BALSAMIC REDUCTION:
    While poppers are frying, melt 1 tbsp of butter in a small sauce pan, and saute minced garlic on medium heat, until lightly brown. Pour in vinegar and turn heat up to med-high, bring to a slight boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer until liquid has reduced by half. Remove and slightly cool.
  4. ARTICHOKE POPPERS:
    Take cans of artichokes hearts, drain, lightly rinse and let dry slightly.
    In the palm of your hand, gently open up the center of the artichoke heart to make a cavity for a filling using your finger. Fill cavity with Goat Cheese mixture, until full. Press sides of artichoke around the cheese to secure cheese in place. Wipe off any excess cheese that over flows the artichoke. Repeat with remaining artichokes. Preheat fryer.
    DREDGING: Place scrambled eggs, bread flour & Panko into 3 separate bowls. Dip filled artichokes into egg, then lightly dust in bread flour, then dip back into egg and then roll in Panko bread crumbs evenly. Repeat process to the rest of the artichokes.
    In a preheated fryer, place artichokes poppers into fryer, and fry until lightly golden brown. About 3-6 minutes. Depending on size of poppers. Repeat until all is cooked.
  5. PLATING:
    Serve artichoke poppers over a plated garlic aioli sauce with drizzled balsamic vinegar reduction. And enjoy!

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