Archades Artichoke Dip

Archades“You’ve come to understand the difficulties of serving royalty.”

—Basch fon Ronsenburg, FFXII

  • 4 14-oz. cans of artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise (6 oz.)
  • ¾ cup shredded Parmesan cheese (3 oz.)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly-grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (Cholula or Tapatio are recommended)
  • ½ cup shredded sharp white cheddar cheese (2 oz.)
  • Warm baguette or crackers, for serving

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix the artichokes, jalapeno, garlic, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, and hot sauce. Transfer to a casserole dish and bake for about 15 minutes, until hot.

Remove from oven and sprinkle evenly with cheddar cheese. Broil for about 2 minutes, until browned in spots and bubbly. Serve immediately with sliced baguette.