These baked appetizer squares made with chopped artichoke hearts, mozzarella cheese and egg, are similar in taste and texture to an Italian frittata.
2 (6-ounce) jars marinated artichoke hearts, undrained
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, finely minced
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup fine, dry bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried basil or oregano
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 cups (8-ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
- Drain artichoke hearts, reserving liquid from one jar. Finely chop artichoke hearts, and set aside.
- Sauté onion and garlic in reserved liquid in a large skillet over medium heat until tender. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, bread crumbs, salt, basil, pepper and red pepper flakes until well blended. Add chopped artichokes, onion mixture, and cheese; stir well. Pour into a lightly greased 11 x 7 x 1 1/2-inch baking dish.
- Bake, uncovered, at 325°F (160°C) for 25 to 30 minutes or until set. Cool slightly and cut into small squares. Serve warm or cool.
Makes 16 to 18 appetizers.