Monday, July 9, 2012

Goat Cheese-Artichoke Poppers

It's been a while since I've blogged. I know you all missed my spectacular delicious, EASY recipes. Well this recipe is a little more labor intensive but once you establish an assembly line, it doesn't take long to make enough poppers for a party.
I was inspired to make this recipe after we had a family dinner at Houlihan's. It was on the "Small Plate" menu. Best of all, my recipe is grain-free!!

Goat Cheese-Artichoke Poppers

  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 to 3/4 tsp lemon peel
Whisk together and set aside

  • 2 eggs
Break eggs into a small bowl and whisk with a fork and set aside.

Take one half of an artichoke heart and approx, 3/4 tsp goat cheese and mold together. Continue till you have as many as you want to make.

Dip each artichoke/goat cheese popper into the whisked egg and then roll in the almond flour mixture. Continue until all poppers are coated with egg and almond flour mixture.

Heat 3/4 cup coconut oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
Place each of the coated poppers in the hot oil and fry until browned on each side, approx 2 to 4 minutes per side. Drain browned poppers on a paper towel lined plate.
Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
I started this recipe as an experiment that went OOOH SOOOO RIGHT. These delicious grain-free poppers were a hit along with the grilled chicken salad and watermelon for dessert. 
It really is that easy to make a gourmet meal in under an hour.


Sherry said...

These look really great! I love artichokes and I love goat cheese too.

Kenn said...

They ARE really great at Houlihan's in Chicago I ate them 3 nights in a row. I have heard the phrase "to die for" and this is an example.
I can hardly wait to test this recipe at home!

Unknown said...

I felt the same way Kenn. It's why I replicated the recipe in the paleo form.
Let me know how you like this recipe when you try it.

Anonymous said...

I tried your recipe. It was pretty yum. We are still experimenting with dipping sauces. So far plum sauce is in the lead.

Unknown said...

I love a good honey mustard sauce with my poppers.


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