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Artichokes alla giudia: the irresistible video recipe of the double-cooked Roman tradition dish

Jewish style artichokes

Here is the recipe for artichokes alla giudia, an irresistible and very easy to make dish, perfect to bring to the table on any occasion.

Giudia artichokes are a real sin of gluttony . This is one of the most loved typical dishes of the entire Roman culinary tradition, and it is a crispy fried artichoke like never before, which is served whole and eaten by removing the leaves one by one, just like delicious artichoke chips.

It is an original recipe, that of artichokes alla giudia, born in the Jewish ghetto of the Roman capital (and it is precisely because of their Jewish origins that they are called in this way). Often the preparation is confused with the classic Roman artichokes cooked in a pan , and can be served as an appetizer or delicious finger food during a dinner with friends which, we can say, will certainly not be low in calories: think that a portion is around 180 kcal which they don't even seem like many, but we remind you that it is always a fried recipe.

Are you ready to find out how to prepare these fried violets? So let's start and see the recipe for artichokes alla giudia right away!

Jewish style artichokes
Jewish style artichokes

How to cook artichokes alla giudia

Clean artichokes

1. As always, the first phase consists in cleaning the artichokes . Remove the part of the final stem leaving the softer one ( about 5-6 cm ), cut the outer part of the stem and remove all the leaves until you get to the less hard ones. Don't forget to remove the inner beard.

Soak the artichokes

2. At this point, soak them in water and lemon to prevent them from oxidizing .
3. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a saucepan.

Fry artichokes

4. Drain and dry the vegetables well with a cloth or paper towel, then immerse them in the pot and fry them for about 8-10 minutes , turning them often so that they are browned on all sides. To understand if they are ready, try to pierce them with a fork, if there is no resistance then drain them and put them to dry on absorbent paper or frying paper.

Open artichokes, salt and pepper

5. Wait for them to cool down, then with your hands gently open the leaves outwards forming a sort of flower and season them with salt and pepper.

Second artichoke fry

6. Relight the flame under the pot of oil, which you can also decide to change in case it has reached the smoking point. Once at temperature ( about 160/170°C ), dip them again for about 1-2 minutes with the stem facing upwards, or in any case until they become crunchy, helping you with tongs to move them or with your hands.

7. Once cooked, dry them with a sheet of kitchen paper and serve hot.

And here is the video recipe to prepare them at home, crunchy and super good:

Tips for preparing artichokes alla Romana fried to perfection

Artichoke alla giudia
Artichoke alla giudia

There are many tips that we could give you to prepare this dish, but the really useful ones are few and very specific:

  • you have to pay attention, first of all, to the oil temperature. We advise you to use a suitable kitchen thermometer and check that the first frying is done at a slightly lower temperature than the second ( 140/150°C before and around 160/170°C after ). The second cooking of the fried Roman artichokes is used to give crunchiness and make this traditional recipe super tasty. Furthermore, a good cooking ensures that there are no waste. In fact, all the "artichoke flower" is edible and enjoyable.
  • Still speaking of oil, you are free to choose the type of oil you prefer for frying , extra virgin olive oil is used according to the classic recipe, but you can also opt for a lighter and more versatile seed oil.
  • After cooking them, if you want to serve them in a rustic way, you can leave them with the stem , otherwise you can cut it and turn them upside down on the plate, so that they look like delicious flowers in all respects.
  • The last tip is for a light cooking, you can also try preparing artichokes alla giudia in the oven, all you have to do is put them upside down on a pan with a drizzle of oil and cook them for about 35 minutes at 180°C .

Also try all our recipes with artichokes : a real goodness!


This easy and delicious side dish should be consumed at the moment . We do not recommend freezing in the freezer.

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