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All Recipes, Tapas / March 18, 2024

Crispy Artichoke Bites | INCREDIBLE 10 Minute Tapas Recipe

These Spanish-Style Crispy Artichoke Bites are seriously addictive. They’re packed with simple yet delicious flavors, made with basic pantry staples and all done in about 10 minutes. Serve them as a tapas appetizer or even as a side dish, and always next to a couple of cold Spanish beers for the ultimate treat.

Crispy Artichoke Bites
I served these crispy artichoke bites next to a simple lemon garlic aioli. Made with just mayonnaise, garlic, lemon and extra virgin olive oil. You can mix it up and add other ingredients to the aioli. Such as a little chili powder to add in some heat.

Crispy Artichoke Bites
For the artichokes, I used a can of artichoke hearts in water. You can also use marinated artichoke hearts. Either way, make sure to drain them well and pat them completely dry. This way they can absorb all the flavors and end up with a light crispy texture.

Crispy Artichoke Bites

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: You can prep the artichokes beforehand and add them to the fridge. They will hold for up to 3 days. Then just fry as stated in the recipe below. You can serve them warm or even at room temperature.

Crispy Artichoke Bites

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:
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Watch the Video Below on How to Make Spanish-Style Crispy Artichoke Bites

Spanish-Style Crispy Artichoke Bites with Aioli

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 388 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 1/2 cup sunflower oil 120 ml
  • 1 can artichoke hearts 14 oz / 400 grams
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour 40 grams
  • 1/2 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 1.25 grams
  • 2 cage-free organic eggs
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 4 grams
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs 70 grams
  • 1/2 cup low fat mayonnaise 120 grams
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 15 ml
  • sea salt & black pepper


  1. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in the sunflower oil

  2. In the meantime, drain the can of artichokes, place the artichokes over some paper towels, all in a single layer, gently pat dry, then cut each one in half lengthwise, add the artichokes cut side down over some paper towels

  3. Crack the eggs into a bowl, add in the parsley and season with sea salt & black pepper, whisk together, add the flour into a seperate bowl, add in the paprika and mix together, add the bread crumbs into a third seperate bowl

  4. Coat each piece of artichoke, first in the flour, then the egg wash and finaly into the bread crumbs

  5. Add the coated pieces of artichoke into the fry pan with the hot oil, all in a single layer, fry for 2 minutes per side or until golden fried all around, transfer into a dish with paper towels

  6. To make the aioli, add the mayonnaise into a bowl, finely grate in the garlic, finely grate in the zest of half a lemon, add in 1 tsp (5 ml) lemon juice and 1 tbsp (15 ml) extra virgin olive oil, season with a kiss of sea salt & black pepper, whisk together until you get a creamy sauce

  7. Transfer the aioli into a serving dish and decorate the pieces of fried artichoke around it, garnish with lemon wedges and parsley, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Spanish-Style Crispy Artichoke Bites with Aioli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 388 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 0.02g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Cholesterol 86mg29%
Sodium 653mg28%
Potassium 128mg4%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 501IU10%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. LilyK

    4 stars
    Would it be possible to cook this recipe with an air fryer?

    18 . Mar . 2024
    • Spain on a Fork

      I have never used an air fryer, but I am sure you can! Much love 🙂

      18 . Mar . 2024

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