4 -6 artichoke hearts, canned (without marinade)
1 -2 egg, beaten (egg wash)
34 cup unseasoned breadcrumbs
oil (for frying)
1 ounce unsalted butter (or more chefs choice)
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
Squeeze as much liquid as possible out of the artichoke hearts and drain them on paper towels. Roll each heart in egg wash, and then roll in breadcrumbs until well-coated. Deep fry for one to two minutes until lightly browned and slightly crispy. Melt butter (use your judgment as to how much) and garlic in a small, individual saute pan. Saute hearts for two minutes in the garlic butter, basting each heart and taking care not to burn the butter or garlic. Serve right in the pan with firm bread such as French or Italian.