• Parmesan crusted fried artichokes might be deep-fried in golden glory, but they’re still a vegetable. That means they’re definitely healthy. If you tell yourself that, you can have as many of these crunchy and delicious appetisers as you’d like.

    Parmesan crusted fried artichokes

    Serves: 4 - 6
    Cooking Time: 20 mins


    • 4 fresh or tinned artichokes
    • 1 lemon, halved
    • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
    • 100g fresh breadcrumbs
    • 30ml (2 tbsp) cake flour
    • 50g Parmesan, freshly grated
    • 45ml (3 tbsp) olive/avocado oil
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 100g hard ricotta, grated



    Boil the artichokes with the lemon, about 10 minutes. Drain well.


    Trim the outer leaves of the artichoke and slice. Place into a large mixing bowl and add the eggs, breadcrumbs, flour and Parmesan. Mix well to combine. Heat the oil in a frying pan and drop the artichoke mixture into the pan. Cook until golden. Drain and season.


    Sprinkle with the ricotta and serve.