Sunday, April 13, 2008

Artichoke Dip



2 cups canned artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced

8 oz. cream cheese, softened at room temperature
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup grated parmigiano
1 cup sour cream
Dash cayenne pepper
Salt & pepper to taste

2 Tbsp. plain breadcrumbs

Sauté artichokes and garlic in olive oil over medium-high heat for a few minutes until artichokes have a little color.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine next 7 ingredients. Add cooked artichokes and garlic. Place in small casserole dish and top with breadcrumbs.

Cover and bake at 375 degrees until bubbly (about 25-30 minutes).

Serve with cracker bread or toasted baguettes.

Alternate:

Substitute 1 cup crab meat for 1 cup artichoke hearts. Pinch of bay spices, basil and oregano.

Notes:

I had this at a dinner party several years ago and have since decided it is by far the best artichoke dip I have ever tasted. I serve it with Panera's Asiago Cheese Demi bread (untoasted slices). The combination of flavors is marvelous. I could eat this and a Caesar salad and call it dinner.

The recipe originates from Cristina's of Sun Valley.


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2 Comments:

At 6:15 PM, Anonymous Kristen said...

That looks so simple and so tasty! Can't wait to try it.

 
At 12:26 PM, Blogger Les said...

Kristen - It's so good, I had some of the leftovers for lunch one day. Mmmmm.

 

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