French Fried Artichokes

14 Medium Original California artichokes
1 Egg
½ Cup Milk
½ Cup Biscuit baking mix
¼ Cup Flour
11/2 Tsp Double acting baking powder
1 Tsp Salt
½ Tsp Garlic Powder
¼ Cup Finely chopped onion
1 Tbsp Chopped parsley
Frying oil for deep frying

INSTRUCTIONS: Wash artichokes. Cut off top half of artichokes and trim stem. Snip off all outer leaves down to pale green leaves. Slice artichokes in halves lengthwise; remove center petals and fuzzy center of artichokes. Slice artichokes into eighths.

Prepare batter: In a small bowl, blend together egg and milk. Stir in baking mix, flour, baking powder, salt, and garlic powder until well mixed. Fold in onion and parsley. Dip artichoke slices in batter to thinly coat. In deep-fat fryer or large saucepan, heat 2 inches of frying oil to 350 ̊ F on deep fat thermometer. Fry artichokes, a few at a time, until golden brown. About 6 to 8 minutes. With slotted spoon remove artichokes and drain well on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt, if desired. Serve hot.

Serving suggestions: Accompany with your favorite dipping sauce (ranch, seasoned mayo, aioli).

Makes about 32 appetizers.

Makes 10 servings.

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