Carciofi alla Giudia!!! Pure bliss is sitting in a sidewalk cafe in the 460-year-old Roman Ghetto, spring sunshine on your face & shoulders, a glass of amarone to sip & carciofi to nibble. Spring is artichoke season and the carciofi is an ideal Passover Seder dish. They have the crispiness of chips on the outside, but the soft inside retains the pure artichoke flavor, a wonderful combination. This is achieved by the two frys, the first at a lower temp to cook the chokes thoroughly, and the second to crisp them up. Take my word for it, the two frys pay off. You can serve the carciofi whole as a side, or quartered as finger food. Use either peanut or olive oil, as per your taste. The peanut oil is taste neutral, so the artichoke taste is clear. But the olive oil adds a wonderful Mediterranean flavor. Enjoy & sameach Pesach!