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All Recipes, Tapas / January 3, 2024

Got Canned Artichokes? Make these Delicious Artichoke Fritters

These Spanish Artichoke Fritters, known as Buñuelos de Alcachofas, are what simple and honest home cooking is all about. We’re talking basic pantry staples, a ton of great flavors and all done in a little over 20 minutes. Serve these amazing fritters as a tapas appetizer or even as a side dish, next to some salmon & potatoes for an incredible meal.

Spanish Artichoke Fritters
To make this recipe, I used canned artichoke hearts in water. You can also use canned artichokes in brine. Either way, you want to drain the can of artichokes into a colander and rinse under water. This way they can absorb all the flavors in the fritters and really shine through.

Spanish Artichoke Fritters
To make this recipe gluten-free, you can substitute the all-purpose flour for any type of gluten-free flour. Such as almond flour, chickpea flour or even oat flour. For the milk, I used low-fat milk. But full-fat, non-fat or even plant-based milk can be used.

Spanish Artichoke Fritters

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: Important to fry your fritters on a medium heat and nothing higher. Otherwise, the fritters will brown too quickly and not fully cook in the inside. You can serve these fritters warm, at room temperature or even chilled. The batter will hold for up to 3 days in the fridge.

Spanish Artichoke Fritters

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Watch the Video Below on How to Make these Spanish Artichoke Fritters

Spanish Artichoke Fritters
4.67 from 3 votes

Spanish Artichoke Fritters | Buñuelos de Alcachofas

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 fritters
Calories 150 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 120 ml
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup low fat milk 90 ml
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour 60 grams
  • 1 tsp baking powder 5 grams
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley 8 grams
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme .50 grams
  • 1 lemon
  • 14 oz can artichoke hearts 400 grams
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Crack the egg into a large bowl, whisk the egg, then add in the milk and whisk until the egg and milk are well incorporated together, then slowly add in the flour while whisking continuously, once all the flour has been added and you end up with a creamy batter, add the baking powder and give it one final whisk until well mixed

  2. Add in the chopped onion into the batter, along with the chopped garlic, chopped parsley and dried thyme, then finely grate in the zest of 1/2 lemon, making sure to avoid the white pith, season everything with sea salt & black pepper and mix until well mixed together

  3. Drain the can of artichoke hearts into a colander and rinse under water, then add the artichoke hearts over some paper towels and pat completely dry, cut the the artichokes into small bite-sized pieces and then add into the batter, gently mix together until well mixed

  4. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in the olive oil

  5. Once the oil is nice and hot, add in spoonfuls of the batter, all in a single layer and evenly spaced out (cook in batches), fry the fritters for 4 to 5 minutes per side or until golden fried all around, as you finish each batch, transfer the fritters into a dish with paper towels

  6. Once all the fritters are done, transfer into a serving dish and garnish with lemon wedges, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Get the Spanish Olive Oil I used to make this Recipe

Nutrition Facts
Spanish Artichoke Fritters | Buñuelos de Alcachofas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 0.002g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 170mg7%
Potassium 54mg2%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 479IU10%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Ron

    4 stars
    Pretty good, would use more artichoke heart and fewer leaves next time. BTW, your video shows you adding Thyme but the recipe instructions omit it.

    01 . Apr . 2024
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great! Much love 🙂

      01 . Apr . 2024
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  3. M. Lums

    These look yummy!!! Can you air fry instead of oil frying? & if so, for how long & what temp?

    07 . Mar . 2024
    • Spain on a Fork

      I am sure you can! I have never used an air frier so I cannot guide you there, much love 🙂

      07 . Mar . 2024
  4. Megan

    5 stars
    I made these with your Tortilla Espanola last night, and they were a huge hit. They have this crispy yet fluffy texture that is just magical. The taste is superb. Well done! Thank you.

    10 . Feb . 2024
    • Spain on a Fork

      Happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      11 . Feb . 2024
  5. Miz

    5 stars
    Really easy to make,
    Fluffy and delicious. All my family loves this!

    04 . Feb . 2024
    • Spain on a Fork

      Happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      05 . Feb . 2024
  6. Proxies Deals

    Your webpage won’t display correctly on my apple iphone – you might want to try and fix that

    05 . Jan . 2024
    • Spain on a Fork

      No issues on my end, just doubled cheked 🙂 Much love

      05 . Jan . 2024
  7. Ramya

    Cant wait to make this soon for me i never had spanish artichoke fritters before perfect for my after office snacks love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    03 . Jan . 2024
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      04 . Jan . 2024

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