Carciofi alla giudia
|Carciofi alla giudìa|
Carciofo alla giudìa
|Alternative name(s)||Carciofi alla Giudea|
|Place of origin||Italy|
|Region or state||Rome|
Carciofi alla giudìa, literally "Jewish-style artichokes", is among the best-known dishes of Roman Jewish cuisine. The recipe is essentially a deep-fried artichoke, and originated in the Jewish community of Rome, giudìo being the Roman dialect term for Jew. It is a speciality of the Roman Ghetto, where it is served by Jewish restaurants in spring-time. In English the dish is usually referred to with the standard Italian spelling Carciofi alla giudea; this spelling may be found in Italian sources also, but the Roman dialect name is much more commonly used.
The artichokes are cleaned with a sharp knife, eliminating all the hard leaves with a spiral movement. They are then beaten together to open them. They are left for some minutes in water with lemon juice, then seasoned with salt and pepper and deep-fried in olive oil. The last touch consists in sprinkling a little cold water on them to make them crisp. At the end they look like little golden sunflowers and their leaves have a nutty crunchiness. They are eaten warm.
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