This deep-fried vegetable appetizer is best served warm with marinara sauce on the side.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Fried Artichoke Hearts with Marinara

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  • Prepare Marinara Sauce; keep warm. Drain artichoke hearts, discarding marinade; set artichokes aside. Place flour in a shallow dish. In a small bowl, beat eggs lightly with the water. In another shallow dish, combine bread crumbs, oregano, and peppers. Dip artichokes in flour, egg mixture, and then bread crumb mixture to coat completely.

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  • In a deep-fat fryer heat oil to 365 degree F. Fry coated artichoke hearts, about 6 at a time, for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden. Drain on paper towels. Transfer to serving plate. Serve warm with Marinara Sauce. Makes 6 appetizer servings.

Nutrition Facts (Fried Artichoke Hearts with Marinara)

299 calories; 20 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 4 g polyunsaturated fat; 6 g monounsaturated fat; 71 mg cholesterol; 806 mg sodium. 28 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 7 g protein; 437 IU vitamin a; 26 mg vitamin c; 71 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;

Marinara Sauce

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  • In a small saucepan heat marinara sauce just until bubbly. Stir in oregano and crushed red pepper, if using. Serve warm with fried artichokes. Makes 1-1/4 cups.

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