This mouth-watering recipe might just become one of your favorite go-to dishes! It's such an easy way to consume artichoke hearts. Don't get me wrong. I love buying fresh artichokes when they're in season, but by getting the fresh frozen ones I find myself eating this dish way more often! I've been buying them at Trader Joe's, but I'm sure they're available everywhere.
After they're thawed out, mix the artichoke hearts in a bowl and add salt and a sprinkle of oil.
Assemble the hearts in a baking dish in a single layer. I always line the dish with aluminum foil or parchment paper so I don't have to do any scrubbing later on.
Bake until they're golden brown. While they're cooking you can start on the bread crumbs.
You can buy your favorite kind of bread crumbs at any grocery store. But I love taking these garlic crisps from Fresh Market and making my own concoction.
Just put them in a plastic bag and crush them with a spoon.
It doesn't get easier than this!
Let's talk about microwave "fried" garlic! I discovered this by accident when I placed garlic in the microwave to soften a little before using it in another recipe. It works beautifully!
Simply place chopped garlic chunks on a plate, add a pinch of salt and spray them with olive oil spray. Cook only 30 seconds at a time.
Keep microwaving in 30 second increments until the garlic becomes as crispy as you like it.
Remove the artichoke hearts from the oven and place in a bowl. Top it with bread crumbs and the crispy garlic. You've now created a super savory garlicky topping! If you want a little more kick, add pepper flakes.
roasted garlicky artichoke hearts
The bread crumbs and "fried" garlic in this dish give it a super flavorful texture. You can pair this side dish with fish or pasta, or make an entire meal out of it.
12 oz thawed frozen artichoke hearts, drained and patted dry
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
6 garlic cloves, chopped
6 garlic crisps or bread crumbs of your choice
Heat oven to 425°F.
Use a rimmed baking sheet or baking pan lined with foil or parchment paper. In a bowl, toss the artichokes with oil and 1/2 tsp. salt and spread them out in a single layer. Roast until the artichokes are golden on the bottom, about 20 minutes. Flip and roast another 5 minutes.
Place the garlic crisps in a plastic bag and crush them with a wooden spoon until they're finely crushed. If you're using store bought bread crumbs, saute them with a tablespoon of oil over medium low heat. Add the garlic and a pinch of salt and stir until the oil is absorbed, for about 3 minutes.
In a large bowl, toss the artichokes with the bread crumbs and garlic and serve immediately.
optional: sprinkle with 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes or add juice from half a lemon.