Jewish Style Artichokes by Txell

You will need:

  1. 5  Artichokes
  2. 2  lemons
  3. Salt, pepper
  4. Olive oil


  1. Prepare a large bowl of water. Squeeze two lemons into the bowl, stir, then throw in the squeezed lemon halves. This lemon water will keep your artichokes fresh and green till you’re ready to fry them.
  2. Cut the stem, leaving 5 cm. aprox. The stem has a more bitter taste than the rest of the artichoke; removing the skin helps to take away some of the bitterness
  3. Snap off the outer leaves.
  4. With a sarrated knife or sharp chef’s knife, slice the artichoke horizontally above the base(hart).
  5. Cut in half lengthwise.
  6. Scoop off the centre fluff with a spoon.
  7. Place it in the bowl of lemonwater.
  8. Pour the lemonwater. juiced lemon halves and the artichokes into a large pot and bring water to a boil.Cover the pot with a lid. Reduce heat to medium.
  9. Let the artichokes cook until a knife can be inserted easily into the thickest part of the stem. We want the artichokes to be lightly cooked and a bit tender, but still firm.
  10. Place the artichoke halves onto a layer of paper towels and let them dry. Heat olive oil to 180º C., hot enough for frying but no so hot that it smokes. While oil is heating, sprinkle the artichoke halves with salt and pepper, making sure to sprinkle inside the layers of leaves as well.
  11. Place the artichokes gently into the heated oil and let them fry till they are golden brown and the leaves are crisp.
  12. Remove from the oil and let them drain on paper towels. Serve fried artichokes warm with fresh cat lemon wedges.



  1. Artichokes  Vegetable:  Especially valued for its soft fleshy heart, it is often served with a dipping sauce; the leaves surrounding the heart can also be eaten
  2. halves  half /hɑːf/n ( pl halves /hɑːvz/)
    1. either of two equal or corresponding parts that together comprise a whole
  3. stem  stem /stɛm/n
    1. the main axis of a plant, which bears the leaves, axillary buds, and flowers and contains a hollow cylinder of vascular tissue
  4. fluff  fluff /flʌf/n
      1. soft light particles, such as the down or nap of cotton or wool
  5. lid  lid /lɪd/n
    1. a cover, usually removable or hinged, for a receptaclea saucepan lida desk lid
  6. wedges N: something that has the shape of a wedge. The crowd formed itsel into a wedge. orange and lemon wedges.   wedge ofa wedge of cheese.


  1. bitter: bitter /ˈbɪtə/adj
    1. having or denoting an unpalatable harsh taste, as the peel of an orange or coffee dreg
  2. bitterness : adv.
    1. very; extremely 
  3. thickest : thick /θɪk/adj
    1. of relatively great extent from one surface to the other; fat, broad, or deepa thick slice of bread
  4. crisp : crisp /krɪsp/adj
    1. dry and brittle
    2. fresh and firm
    3. invigorating or bracinga crisp breeze
    4. clear; sharpcrisp reasoning
    5. lively or stimulating
    6. clean and orderly; neat
    7. concise and pithy; terse
    8. wrinkled or curlycrisp hair  
    9.  noun : (brit) a very thin slice of potato fried and eaten cold as a snack. 


  1.  Squeeze : squeeze /skwiːz/vb (mainly tr)
    1. to grip or press firmly, esp so as to crush or distort; compress
    2. to crush or press (something) so as to extract (a liquid)to squeeze the juice from an orangeto squeeze an orange
  2. stir : stir /stɜː/vb (stirsstirringstirred)
    1. to move an implement such as a spoon around in (a liquid) so as to mix up the constituentsshe stirred the porridge
  3. Snap off :  Phrasal Verb: Snap off Meaning: Break a piece off something Example: He SNAPPED OFF a bit of chocolate from the bar and gave it to me.
  4.  slice : slice /slaɪsvb
    1. to divide or cut (something) into parts or slices
  5. Scoop off : vb (mainly tr)
    1. (often followed by upto take up and remove (an object or substance) with or as if with a scoop
    2. (often followed by outto hollow out with or as if with a scoop
  6. Pour : pour /pɔː/vb
    1. to flow or cause to flow in a stream
    2. (transitiveto issue, emit, etc, in a profuse way
  7. smokes : vb
    1. (intransitiveto emit smoke or the like, sometimes excessively or in the wrong place
  8.  sprinkle : sprinkle /ˈsprɪŋkəl/vb
    1. to scatter (liquid, powder, etc) in tiny particles or droplets over (something)



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