Artichoke Squares With Mozzarella


2 jars (6 oz/180 g) marinated artichokes

5 medium size eggs
1/3 cup bread crumbs
1 teaspoon margarine
2 tablespoons onion, minced
2 cups ground mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
salt and ground black pepper to taste

Makes 24 appetizers


  • Drain liquid from 1 jar of artichokes and reserve, discard liquid from second jar of artichokes. Finely chop all artichokes and set aside.
  • Grease 8"x12" (20x30 cm) baking dish.
  • In a small saucepan melt 1 teaspoon margarine and cook onion for about 3 minutes or until soft. Add reserved liquid from jar of artichokes. Cook about 3 minutes and set aside.
  • In a medium size bowl beat eggs until blended. Stir in mozzarella cheese, bread crumbs, cooked onion, parsley and season with salt and ground pepper to taste.
  • Spread mixture evenly in baking dish.
  • Preheat oven to 325 F (160 C) and bake 30 to 35 minutes until set and lightly browned.
  • Cool 10 minutes in baking dish on wire rack, cut lengthwise with knife into 4 strips. Cut each strip crosswise into 6 pieces and arrange on platter; garnish with salad and parsley leaves.
  • Serve hot or cold.

TIP: If not baking right away, cover prepared mixture and refrigerate.

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