There's a few times a year when it is almost impossible for me to eat healthy. Super Bowl Sunday is definitely one of those times! Who can resist all those yummy appetizers and treats laid out for the big game? I came up with this "healthier than most" appetizer by combining two recipes into one.
I took the mild flavor of artichokes and added jalapeños to give it some kick. They're like a mini-quiche that melts in your mouth. As a life long Minnesota Vikings fan, it didn't take me long to come up with a name for this appetizer. I call them Arti "Choke" Kickers! (I'm still processing the Blair Walsh missed field goal, not to mention the Gary Anderson miss of '98.) Tee these up for kickoff on Super Bowl Sunday; guaranteed the only "kicker" that will never let you down!
Arti "Choke" Kickers
- 1 (6 oz) jar marinated artichoke hearts, chopped
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 cup sliced jalapeños from a jar, drained
- 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 8 ounces shredded cheese
- 1 T Worcestershire sauce
- Salt, pepper, and dried parsley flakes
- Preheat oven to 325.
- Drain artichokes. Save liquid and cook onions in it over medium heat until limp.
- Spray 8x8 inch pan with Pam and line sliced peppers on bottom.
- Beat eggs and mix in onions (with liquid), chopped artichokes, bread crumbs, cheese, and Worcestershire sauce.
- Carefully cover peppers with mixture.
- Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and parsley flakes.
- Bake for 45 minutes, or until lightly brown and done.
- Let cool for 5-10 minutes; cut into small cubes and serve.
Slym Cook says: You can use your favorite cheese. I like a Vermont extra sharp white cheddar. Depending on your preference, adjust the heat by using either mild or hot jalapeños. I cut the appetizer into 49 cubes. Perfect size to just pop in your mouth. And these can be made ahead and frozen.