If you're looking for a delicious, quick and easy snack food for the Super Bowl that's not loaded with processed ingredients, look no further than these BITE SIZED ARTICHOKE FRITATTAS.
These savory crustless quiche-like morsels are packed with flavor, and are sure to score a touchdown wherever they are served. I love the crunch of the toasted cheddar around the edges!
BITE SIZED ARTICHOKE FRITATTAS
makes 2 dozen
(2) 6 oz. jars marinated artichoke hearts
1 small onion, finely chopped (approx. 1/2 cup)
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 large eggs
1/4 cup dried bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled to release flavor
a dash of hot sauce
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 325.
Drain marinade directly from 1 jar of artichokes into a medium saucepan. Drain the second jar, this time discarding the marinade. Finely chop all the drained artichokes and set aside.
Over medium heat, bring the reserved marinade to a simmer. Add onions. Cook for 3 minutes, till onions just begin to brown. Add garlic and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the chopped artichoke hearts.
In a large bowl, beat the eggs. Stir in the bread crumbs, salt, pepper, oregano, hot sauce, cheese and artichoke/onion mixture.
Spoon evenly into mini muffin pan (24 cavities).
Bake on middle rack of oven for 25 minutes. Frittatas will be browned around the edges and will have puffed slightly. Remove from oven and let cool for ten minutes. Gently twist to remove from pan. Serve warm or cold.
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