Thursday, March 15, 2018

Carciofi = Artichokes

It may have choked Artie but....

Are you old enough to remember this?

from the old "Our Gang" comedies?

Zio Lorenzo used to think pretty much the same thing as peeling the leaves off these things seemed to be little more than a vehicle to put butter or mayo into your mouth!  But in Italy, things are different....and much, much better.

Above: the "before" photo

Above: the "after" photo

Carciofi or artichokes are cheap in Sicily these days. Uncle Larry bought a case of 'em the other day for the equivalent of $5. We don't even buy them in the USA as the price seems ridiculous, but we LOVE to eat 'em!

Especially when prepared like this-

These are great! Even better fried, but that's the kind of mess we try to avoid by buying our fried treats from experts who do it for a living!

No comments:

Post a Comment