Artichoke and sun-dried tomato frittata

Canned artichokes need love, too.
Recipe: Artichoke and sun-dried tomato frittata
(Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)

Love artichokes? Whether deep-fried, stewed, used as a flavoring in a larger dish or cooked with bacon, have we got some tempting ideas for you.

Roast chicken with fried artichokes and lemons: Tender roast chicken is served with crisp fried artichoke and lemon "chips." The whole meal comes together in only an hour.

Artichoke, bacon and new potato stew: Doesn't everything taste better with bacon? Here, artichokes are paired with bacon and new potatoes in a rich and hearty stew that comes together in less than an hour.

Artichoke and sun-dried tomato frittata: The flavors of artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes are combined with cheddar and Parmesan cheeses and fresh basil, parsley and chives in this colorful frittata.

Hog's Breath Inn's artichoke soup: Artichoke lovers, rejoice! We loved this rich, creamy soup from Carmel's own Hog's Breath Inn, which touts its "Old West ambience" with scenic fireplace murals, mounted hog heads and paintings of Clint Eastwood. A simple ingredient list nicely brings the artichoke to the forefront, the flavors nicely rounded out with a touch of sherry.

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Total time: 1 hour | Serves 4

Note: From test kitchen director Donna Deane.

1/4 cup olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons butter, plus 1 teaspoon cold butter cut into small pieces, divided
2 cloves garlic, mashed or pressed through a garlic press
4 chicken legs with thighs attached (about 12 ounces each)
3 Meyer lemons, divided
8 baby artichokes
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup chicken broth