Crispy air fryer artichoke hearts are a great snack that taste fried but don’t need to be submerged in oil at all! Fun appetizer we love.
“Fried” air fryer artichoke hearts are so addicting! Using an already marinated can or jar full of these gems you too can prepare these bites of goodness in about 20 minutes start to finish. A favorite easy air fryer recipe my kids ask for over and over again. (affiliate links present)
Fried Artichoke Hearts
I don’t know about you but I could eat the middle of this vegetable probably on a daily basis. Yes, they are that good. Never had them? OH MY how you are missing out y’all. Yes you can make Instant Pot artichokes and enjoy the center that way, but easier yet you can buy just that part!
Whether you get them plain or marinated in a sort of pickles juice they are great prepared this way….. I know you and your loved ones, or party guests, will clean this plate quickly as soon as they are served up. 😉
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You can see the can here. You can find a decent range of quality and pricing for them for sure. Marinated artichoke hearts are probably my favorite and typically come in a tall jar instead of canned.
Yes. Of course this would go for them in their freshest form as is without any breading or added liquid in the jar. But as is yes they are quite low in fat, high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. AND they are delicious as heck!
You are going to need a few shallow dishes and:
- Jar of plain or marinated halved or quartered artichoke hearts, drained and set aside
- Whisked egg wash so the breading will stick nicely
- A bit of milk
- Breadcrumbs is what I used, Panko coating is something I will try next time
- Onion and garlic powder
- Salt and if you like pepper you could sprinkle some of that into your mix
Add more seasonings if you like but these are what were used, simple and delish but yes the basics for sure.
Similar to how we made our air fryer zucchini chips you’ll want to set out an assembly line of sorts with your ingredients. That will make it easier to dip into the egg, and then coat nicely in the crumbs. If it has a hard time sticking then lay the hearts on paper towels initially and fold over to absorb the moisture on the outsides.
Of course as for the seasonings in your dry dish you can add whatever you love. You could even add some grated parmesan cheese or Italian seasoning if you wanted, those would be a great additions. We added just the 3 listed as a minimum really.
I didn’t actually preheat the air fryer beforehand for these but I almost always do at the beginning. This was to make it a bit easier to add them since it took a little bit to coat them all. The heat radiating from the air fryer basket would’ve gotten to me too if I did so I skipped that this time.
As always you want to ensure each piece is laid flat and not overlapping others. This will ensure a nice crispy crunchy outside.
Air Fried Artichoke Hearts
Time needed: 12 minutes.
Air Fryer Artichoke Hearts
Drain hearts from your can or jar, set aside on a few paper towels and pat dry to absorb excess moisture on the outside. This will help the breading stick better.
In a small bowl whisk milk and eggs together. Inside another bowl combine breadcrumbs and all seasonings, stir together. Dip each heart piece into egg mixture, then dredge into bread crumbs so they are nicely coated.
Spray inside of air fryer basket with non stick spray and lay coated pieces inside NOT overlapping. Spray tops lightly with olive oil.
Close drawer and cook at 370 degrees F for 12 minutes or until outsides are golden brown.
Anyone who loves artichokes will be in for a treat with these for sure! Depending on how many batches you make it may take you 25 minutes to prepare, cook and serve these babies. I have had these at a restaurant years back and OH MY I was in love, my girls were too.
I vowed then that I had to try to make them at home for a snack but until I got my Cosori I hadn’t. I am not one for deep fried foods at all, and definitely not going to do that at home. That gives every food a weird aftertaste if you ask me that I just do not like at all.
BUT now that it is just hot air circulating and giving me the same texture that has been a real game changer in the way we eat and cook. We make all sorts of other air fryer vegetable recipes at dinnertime. It is so quick to do and gives us the best texture on the inside and out compared to any other method.
How long does an open jar of artichoke hearts last in the fridge?
I always just use the whole thing for this. If you bought a really large container and only used half you can yes save the rest of course. As long as you keep them in the included juices and seal the lid really tightly you can keep them in the refrigerator for a good 6 months.
How do you eat fried artichokes?
Many like to serve these with a variety of yummy dipping sauces. I mean they are great as is without anything, just popped into your mouth but I agree with them. Our favorites are probably;
Want to make some lightly breaded protein to go with these for a complete meal? Try our KFC copycat air fryer fried chicken breast that is to die for. They make a great duo together, especially if you have kiddos.
If you are new to making food in this “magic machine” we have a lot of other air fryer vegetables you can try too. Whether you make a whole meal or a side dish in it, it will save you time and allow y’all to eat dinner together more often. That will be a real win. It has changed our family dynamic being able to connect after a busy day.
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Air Fryer Artichoke Hearts
- Drain artichoke hearts from can or jar, set aside on a few paper towels to absorb excess moisture on the outsides. This will help the breading stick better.
- In a small bowl whisk milk and eggs together.
- In another bowl combine breadcrumbs and all seasonings, stir together.
- Dip each heart piece into egg mixture, then dredge into bread crumbs so they are nicely coated.
- Spray inside of air fryer basket with non stick spray and lay coated pieces inside NOT overlapping. Spray tops lightly with olive oil.
- Close drawer and cook at 370 degrees F for 12 minutes or until outsides are golden brown.