Artichoke & Goat Cheese Fritters

Tell me this… have you ever eaten an artichoke outside of spinach dip? Would you consider eating them if they’re stuffed inside these artichoke & goat cheese fritters?!

Artichoke & Goat Cheese Fritters on a white plate.

Why artichoke & goat cheese fritters are so good…

And I mean absolutely no judgement when I ask that question.  Growing up, I never gave artichokes a bit of attention when they weren’t mixed with cream cheese, mozzarella, spinach and garlic and baked until ooey gooey with a golden-brown cheese crust.  And full disclosure: I LOVE spinach artichoke dip.  It’s one of those dishes that I cannot stop eating if it’s sitting in front of me, and I’m not ashamed of it (that’s why I only make it at Christmastime).  It’s DELICIOUS.

But, artichokes can be used in so many recipes and are actually quite versatile.  Especially when they come in a jar or can – no chopping or steaming required.  Personally, I enjoy the marinated artichokes that come in a jar because they are packed with SO much flavor.   I toss them in salads, stuff chicken and spaghetti squash with them, add them to grain bowls and make them into a ravioli filling.

The sky’s the limit with these guys – it’s like once you pop you can’t stop.

Artichokes in a white colander.
Artichoke & Goat Cheese Fritter ingredients in a clear bowl.
Artichokes in a jar.

Will you give these fritters a try?

So why not make my favorite marinated artichokes into crispy fritters?!  With a cool, refreshing yogurt dip?!  I’m drooling just at the thought of it, and I’m ready to dive into the details:

These pups are made with goat cheese, garlic, lemon, smoked paprika, thyme and cayenne and are fried in a thin layer of oil, just until super crispy on the outside and set on the inside.  They’re basically like little pancakes packed with all the best ingredients.

And the lemony yogurt dip is an added bonus.  It complements the hot-out-of-the-pan, spicy and a bit briny fritter with a burst of tangy freshness.  And when I say fritter, I mean fritters, because remember: once you pop you can’t stop.

Artichoke & Goat Cheese Fritters on a white plate.

I’d be remised if I didn’t share with you the very best brand of artichokes: Reese.  They have marinated artichokes in the jar (again, my fave) and canned artichoke hearts, both of which can be used in any of the mentioned recipes (hello, versatility).  You really can’t go wrong with this stuff. 

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Artichoke & Goat Cheese Fritters

Artichoke & Goat Cheese Fritters in a white plate.

Crispy pan-fried fritters made with artichokes, goat cheese and garlic served with a lemon yogurt dipping sauce.

  • Author: Julie Andrews
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 25 min
  • Yield: Makes 12 fritters / Serves 4 1x
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Stove-Top
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian
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Ingredients

Fritters:

  • 14-ounces marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 3-ounces crumbled goat cheese
  • 23 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • Zest of ½ medium lemon
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 34 tablespoons oil, for frying

Lemon Yogurt Dip:

  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • Zest of ½ medium lemon
  • 23 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • ½ teaspoon granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together chopped artichoke hearts, goat cheese, garlic, flour, eggs, smoked paprika, thyme, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper and baking powder until thoroughly combined.
  2. In a high sided pot or skillet, heat oil to medium to medium-high heat. Working in batches, use a cookie scoop to drop dollops of fritter batter into the oil.  Fry 2-3 minutes per side, until browned and crispy on both sides and set.  Remove fritters and place on a paper towel-lined plate.  Repeat with remaining batter.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, lemon zest, garlic and granulated sugar. Serve fritters and yogurt dip.

Notes

Reheating Tip: To reheat leftovers, broil fritters on low for 2-3 minutes per side.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 334
  • Sugar: 2
  • Sodium: 605
  • Fat: 21
  • Saturated Fat: 6
  • Unsaturated Fat: 15
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 27
  • Fiber: 4
  • Protein: 12
  • Cholesterol: 104

Keywords: party food, easy, healthy, simple, quick, veggie

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4 thoughts on “Artichoke & Goat Cheese Fritters”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing! I definitely love artichoke dip and that’s really the main way I eat artichokes. These look so delicious though! Can’t wait to make them at home!

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