Sesame Fried Artichokes

Sesame Fried Artichokes Recipe
This easy-to-eat appetizer borrows from Roman-style fried artichokes and adds Asian flavors. They're a snap to whip up.
Serves 4

Ingredients

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About 2 cups vegetable oil for frying
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
3 pounds baby artichokes
1 lemon, cut in quarters
1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
Kosher salt

Preparation

Total: 30 Minutes

1. Heat oil in a medium pot over medium heat until it reaches 350° on a deep-fry thermometer; when oil is hot, reduce heat to low. Mix mayonnaise and sesame oil; set aside.

2. Use a paring knife to shave stem ends of the artichoke to a point like a pencil. Remove all outer green and tough leaves until you reach the yellowish core. Cut each artichoke in half and put in a bowl of ice water. Squeeze lemon quarters into water and drop in peels.

3. Drain artichoke pieces and blot dry with a towel. Working in 2 batches, cook artichokes until browned and crispy, about 8 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a paper towel to drain. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and salt to taste. Serve with mayo.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Created date

December 2011

Nutritional Information

Calories 265
Caloriesfromfat 69 %
Protein 4.8 g
Fat 21 g
Satfat 2.6 g
Carbohydrate 19 g
Fiber 7.4 g
Sodium 267 mg
Cholesterol 5.1 mg