Delicious Deep Fried Artichokes

Total Time
15 mins
10 mins

This is an usual, yet melt-in-your-mouth, way to make artichokes! Add lots of salt and pepper and you will be in for a delicious treat! From one of Suzanne Sommers' cookbooks!

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  • 4 large artichokes
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 quarts cooking oil


  1. Wash and dry artichokes.
  2. Remove tough outer leaves and bottom stalks from artichokes.
  3. Pull leaves apart until center is slightly exposed.
  4. Liberally sprinkle salt and pepper inside of the artichokes, between the leaves.
  5. Heat oil in deep fryer until it reaches 350°F.
  6. Add the artichokes to oil and cook for 10 mins, until crisp and golden.
  7. Turn artichokes often, pressing them against the pan to open.
  8. Drain on paper towels.
  9. Sprinkle liberally with additional salt and pepper, and dig in!