GRANDMA’S ITALIAN ARTICHOKE FRITTERS


This easy to make recipe, from Grandma’s own collection, only takes 15 minutes to prepare, and is bound to delight both adults and children.

Munch on these artichoke fritters while watching TV, serve them as appetizers together with bruschetta, paired with a glass of Prosecco or an indulgent lemon aperitif, they also make an amazing side dish.

In other words, they are great for any occasion.

 

Ingredients for serving 4:

  •  8 artichokes
  • 7/8 cup  of flour type 00
  • 1/4 cup of  rice flour
  • Sparkling water (cold from the fridge)
  • Seed oil for frying
  • Salt to taste
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice

Preparation

Clean each artichoke; carefully remove the outer leaves, thorns, and the inner fuzzy choke.

Trim the base with a paring knife until you are left with only the heart.

Marinate the artichoke hearts in a bowl with 6 tablespoons of  lemon juice and water.

Get ready to make the batter.

Mix both flours, add salt, sparkling water, and beat it with a whip to obtain a smooth, elastic batter.

Remove the artichoke hearts from the marinade, dry them with paper towels and dunk them in the batter.

Pan fry the artichokes in hot seed oil. Once golden on both sides, take them out of the oil with a skimmer, and lay them on absorbent paper. Serve hot, drizzled with  lemon juice to taste.

 

 

 

 

 

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