For those of you who entertain and are tired of the same old artichoke dip from Trader Joe's (or wherever you shop), try a simple spicy homemade alternative.
- (1) Can of artichoke hearts
- (2) Heaping tbsp of mayonnaise
- (1/3) Cup of diced jalapenos
- (1/2) Cup of grated parmesan reggiano (or whatever cheese you prefer)
- (1/2) Loaf of french bread
- Olive Oil
Pre-heat oven to 375°.
Begin by dicing your artichoke hearts and jalapenos. Then, place diced ingredients into a bowl and add the mayonnaise and grated parmesan cheese. Mix until all ingredients are incorporated.
Transfer mixture to a small, oven-safe bowl. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top and bake for 25-30 minutes.
Five minutes before the artichoke dip is finished baking, place a small sauté pan over medium heat. Wait 1 minute for pan to heat, then add 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil. Once oil is heated, add 2-3 thinly sliced pieces of french bread to pan. Cook on each side for 45 seconds and transfer to paper towels. Repeat for additional slices of bread. You will need to add additional oil after each batch.
Remove artichoke dip from oven and let it stand for 2-3 minutes. Lastly, plate the crostini and serve immediately.
As always, enjoy with wine or your preferred cocktail!