Mr. Food: Crispy Sesame Artichokes

What You’ll Need

CREAMY LEMON SAUCE

1/ 2 cup mayonnaise
1/ 4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

SESAME ARTICHOKES

1/ 2 cup Italian-flavored bread crumbs
1/ 3 cup sesame seeds
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 (14-ounce) cans artichoke hearts, drained and cut in half
1 1/ 2 cups vegetable oil

What to Do

In a medium bowl, make Creamy Lemon Sauce by combining all sauce ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
In a shallow dish, combine the bread crumbs, sesame seeds, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper; mix well. Place the eggs in another shallow dish. Dip each artichoke piece in the eggs, then roll in the bread crumb mixture, coating evenly.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil until hot but not smoking. Cook artichokes in small batches about 1 minute ,or until golden brown, turning to brown on all sides. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Serve immediately with Creamy Lemon Sauce ..

Notes
Love artichokes? Our Artichoke Squares are another fantastic way to enjoy them!