Crispy Air Fryer Artichoke Hearts are a lightened up version of the classic. Get all of the golden brown crispiness with a fraction of the oil!
Fried artichoke hearts are a classic for a reason. With their crispy outside and tender inside, they are always a crowd pleaser. This version is made quickly, and easily in the air fryer.
With a mixture of Italian seasoned bread crumbs and panko these air fried artichokes keep all the crispiness of their deep fried counterparts. It’s a lightened up version but you’d never know it!
Just look at how crispy they are!
QUARTERED ARTICHOKE HEARTS: You’ll want to use either plain canned (or frozen and thawed) artichoke hearts for this recipe instead of marinated artichokes. Save the marinated artichokes for this Artichoke Chicken instead.
EGG/MILK: Dipping the artichokes in this before dipping into the breadcrumbs will give the breadcrumbs something to stick too.
ITALIAN BREAD CRUMBS: These add flavor and help coat the artichoke hearts.
PANKO BREAD CRUMBS: I love using panko coating when I fry things, it really gives everything a nice crunch. Like when I make my fried cod.
GRANULATED GARLIC: You can use garlic powder too! I just prefer granulated garlic because it doesn’t clump together like garlic powder.
NONSTICK SPRAY: Just adding a spray of non-stick
Like any time that I make fried food, I like to set up an assembly line. With this one you only need two different shallow dishes. One to hold the milk and egg wash and one to hold the bread crumbs.
STEP #1: Whisk together egg and milk in a shallow dish. I find a pie dish or small bowl works the best.In another shallow dish, place Italian bread crumbs, panko bread crumbs and granulated garlic.
STEP #2: Dip the artichokes in the milk/egg wash. Turn to coat completely.
STEP #3: Dredge them in bread crumbs mixture. Press to make sure they are completely coated.
STEP #4: Place the coated artichokes into the air fryer basket and spray with non-stick spray. Cook at 375 for 10 minutes, shaking after 5 minutes.
DES’ TIP: Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to do this in batches. The most important thing is not to overcrowd the basket. The results will be crispier if they have air around them while cooking.
When it comes to dip, I highly suggest this Easy Garlic Aioli. It. Is. Perfection.
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