Stuffed Artichoke Hearts Recipe

A mouth-watering artichoke starter recipe
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Artichoke hearts stuffed with Boursin cheese and coated in a light batter and deep fried. Served as a starter.


2 14 oz cans artichoke hearts
2 oz cream cheese
1 round Boursin Cheese
1 tsp black pepper
4 tsp fresh chopped garlic
1 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
4 eggs
1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
Vegetable oil.

Recipe Instructions

Prepare cheese mixture
Cream together Boursin cheese, cream cheese, 2 tsp chopped garlic and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Put in a piping bag.

Prepare the artichokes.
Drain and rinse artichokes, and push a whole in the centre of each one with your thumb. Using the piping bag fill each artichoke hole with some cheese mixture. Place prepared artichokes in the freezer for 30 minutes.

Prepare the coating
Mix together in a bowl the flour with 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper. In another bowl whisk the eggs with 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 tsp chopped garlic, chopped parsley and grated parmesan cheese.

After removing the artichoke hearts from the freezer, roll each one in the flour mixture followed by the egg mixture and fry in small batches in deep hot oil ( 350 degrees F) until golden brown.

Serve hot.