How to make it

  • Fill a large bowl with water and the juice of one lemon.
  • Working one artichoke at a time, trim the stem to 1 1/2 – 2 inches.
  • Using a vegetable peeler, remove the outer dark green layer of the stem, revealing the softer, lighter green center.
  • Cut off the artichoke’s thorny top (horizontally) using a serrated knife and then carefully slice the artichoke in half, (vertically).
  • Remove the artichoke’s tough outer leaves until only the soft inner leaves remain.
  • Using a small spoon, remove the hairy “choke” at the center of each artichoke half. (It may seem like you are wasting a lot of the plant --which is kind of true.)
  • Fry step 1: Select a pot that is large enough to comfortably hold all of the artichoke halves.
  • Place them in the pot, fill with oil until chokes are half covered.
  • Then add water to cover.
  • Bring pot to a simmer and cook, uncovered, about 15 minutes until they are cooked but not too soft.
  • Remove with tongs, drain and place on a platter.
  • Fry step 2: Heat about one inch of oil in a cast iron pan (or other heavy pan).
  • Using a pair of tongs, and lots of care, place the choke halves side down in the oil.
  • Be really careful--hot oil splatters and hurts.
  • Fry for about 12 minutes, flipping the chokes halfway through, until brown and crispy on both sides.
  • Turn off the heat and remove the fried chokes with tongs.
  • Place onto paper towels to drain.
  • Sprinkle with salt and serve warm.

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    " It was excellent "
    goodeat ate it and said...
    Hmmm Hmmm!!! good!
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    " It was excellent "
    cuzpat ate it and said...
    Sound so very good!! high 5
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    " It was excellent "
    joe1155 ate it and said...
    Awesomely simple!
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  • momo_55grandma 9 years ago
    have eaten these every way except fried must try thaks high5
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