su-Sesame Fried Artichokes
Sunset
YieldsServes 4Total Time30 mins
AuthorAmy Machnak,
This easy-to-eat appetizer borrows from Roman-style fried artichokes and adds Asian flavors. They're a snap to whip up.

How to Make It

Step 1
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.

Step 2
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.

Step 3
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.

Step 4
4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ingredients

  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

Directions

Step 1
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.

Step 2
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.

Step 3
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.

Step 4
4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Sesame Fried Artichokes