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       Title: Artichokes Alla Giudea
  Categories: New, Text, Import
       Yield: 4 servings
         4 lg artichokes
   :          Salt and pepper
       1/2 c  virgin olive oil
         2    lemons -- cut in wedges
   Pull off outer layers of deep green leaves from each
   artichoke and discard. Cut off stem and set aside. Rub
   each cut with a lemon wedge. Place artichoke on its
   side and cut off top third. Discard these points.
   Using a pair of scissors, cut offthe sharp points.
   Soak 10 minutes in cold water with 1 ounce. lemon
   Carefully open the leaves by prying with your fingers
   as if opening a flower and the pressing down on the
   counter the opening face. Drain each artichoke on
   paper towels, shaking to remove all liquid. Season
   aggressively with salt and pepper between each leaf
   and all over.
   Heat the virgin olive oil in a tall side sauce pan,
   8-inch to 10-inch wide at base until just smoking.
   Cook artichokes in this hot oil 12 to 15 minutes,
   until golden all over. After 10 minutes of cooking,
   spritz the pan by shaking your wet hand over the
   artichokes to mist them. Be careful: this will cause
   the oil to sizzle and spatter..
   When the artichokes are cooked, remove each one, and
   holding the artichoke by skewering its base with a
   fork, press the flower side down to force it further
   open. Drain on paper towels, season with salt and
   pepper again and serve with lemon wedges.
   Recipe By     :MOLTO MARIO SHOW #MB5612
                                         Date: Fri, 1 Nov
   1996 22:14:18 -0500