Bacon-Wrapped Artichokes (Fondi Di Carciofi)

These fried, bite-sized bacon wraps are so good they’ll be flying off the table!

Serves: 6Prep: 15 minutesCook: 5 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy


Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 jars (14 oz. each) Private Selection™ Artichoke Hearts
  • 8 slices Private Selection™ Applewood Smoked Bacon, halved crosswise
  • 1⁄3 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • Canola oil, for frying

Directions

  • Pour oil to a depth of 2” in a 6-quart Dutch oven; heat over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer reads 350° F.
  • Place each artichoke heart on one end of a bacon slice, sprinkle with some of the Parmesan and pepper, and roll up; secure with a toothpick.
  • Fry until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Drain. Refrigerate any leftovers.