Wash the artichokes well and cut into bite-sized pieces. (Don't peel the skin.)
Coat with katakuriko.
Deep-fry in oil until crispy.
Combine the ☆ ingredients and heat in a frying pan.
Add the freshly fried artichokes to the frying pan from Step 4 and coat them evenly.
Add the white sesame seeds and the sesame oil to Step 5 and briefly stir.
Add red chili pepper to taste.
Story Behind this Recipe
Since my father has a light case of diabetes, I often buy artichokes since they help his lower blood sugar levels. Since he likes sweet and savory burdock root, I made a similar dish with artichokes. I love the crispy, crunchy texture.