Artichoke fritters

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
½ pounds Artichoke hearts, cooked and diced
4 \N Eggs, separated
1 teaspoon Baking powder
3 \N Green onions, chopped (green parts only)
1 tablespoon Grated lemon peel
½ cup Flour
\N \N Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon Cornstarch
4 cups Oil for frying, Peanut or corn oil

Place artichoke hearts in a large bowl and stir in egg yolks and baking powder. Add green onion. Fold in lemon peel. Mix in flour, salt and pepper. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites and cornstarch together until peaks form. Fold egg whites into artichoke mixture.

Heat oil to 360 degrees. With a tablespoon, drop half dollar sized dollops of fritter batter into oil. Fry until golden brown, maintaining oil at 360 degrees. Remove fritters with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. See recipes for Sfuzzi's Asparagus Mushroom Salad and Basil Vinaigrette.

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