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8 Feb 2018 |

Fried Artichokes with Membrillo Alioli

When I start cooking these, I can’t stop eating them – they are so delicious. is is a di erent way to eat artichokes and is great with a cold beer. Membrillo (quince paste) alioli, or allioli de codony in Catalan, is typical of the region of Pallars, and is a good accompaniment to grilled sh and meat, as well as vegetables Jose Pizarro, Catalonia

Serves 4

6 baby globe artichokes sea salt squeeze of lemon juice 120 g (4 oz/1 cup) plain (all-purpose)

our 50 g (2 oz/scant 1⁄2 cup) corn our

(cornstarch) 1 teaspoon baking powder 150–200 ml (5–7 oz) sparkling

water olive oil for deep-frying

for the alioli

40 g (11⁄2 oz) membrillo 1 garlic clove 1 free-range egg yolk 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar pinch of sea salt

150 ml (5 oz) olive oil

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Photography by Laura Edwards

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