Crispy artichokes: all the recipes – Italian Cuisine

Crispy artichokes: all the recipes

There are so many ways to make this side dish even more delicious and every family has its own. Here is a roundup of cooking to try

We bet that every family has their own way to make the artichokes crunchy on the outside and very soft on the inside? There are, for example, those who simply flour them, those who pass them in flour and then in the egg, the grandmother who prepares a batter, the sportswoman who bakes them in the oven … We have collected (almost) all the recipes to prepare artichokes, now all that remains is to taste them.

Crispy artichokes: traditional recipes

Although the ways to make artichokes crunchy are almost endless, there are three best-known recipes: artichokes alla giudia, alla romana and fried. The first are fried Whole and served upside down, like a large blossomed flower from which to detach the crunchy leaves and munch them before reaching the heart. The Roman-style artichokes, on the other hand, are cooked baked with parsley and mint, while the fried ones are dipped in one flour and egg batter and cooked in boiling oil.

Artichoke “cutlets”

Artichokes, eggs and breadcrumbs: this is another way to obtain crispy fried artichokes, using exactly the same method as the Milanese or Viennese grappling with the famous cutlet. Using the Flour instead of breadcrumbs, the so-called gilded artichokes: the vegetable slices are passed first in thebeaten egg with a pinch of salt and then in the Flour, before being plunged into oil boiling.

Fried artichokes: batter recipes

Among the recipes for fried artichokes, one of the most famous is that of artichokes in batter, which can be prepared with, but even without eggs thus becoming a side dish also suitable for vegans. For the classic batter, just incorporate about 40 g of Flour to two egg beaten. Another way to get crispy fried artichokes in the same "style" is with Tempura, a typically Japanese method of frying in batter. A batter without eggsinstead, it is obtained by mixing about 8 tablespoons of Flour with 200 ml of sparkling water very cold. If, on the other hand, you are looking for a recipe for gods very tasty fried artichokes, try the beer batter mixing a egg with 50 g of Flour and then adding five glasses of blonde beer.

Crispy artichokes without frying

Both artichokes breaded with eggs and breadcrumbs and those with eggs and flour can be also cooked in the oven. If you want to make sure they don't stay raw, you can too blanch them before breading them. To obtain the same result, but speeding up the times, you can also prepare the artichoke Gratin. Cut the artichokes into slices and arrange them in a lightly greased baking tray or covered with baking paper, cover with beaten egg it's a mix of grated bread, parmesan and aromatic herbs before baking.

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