- 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
- 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
How to Make It
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.
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.
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.