Sweet and Savory Artichokes

Sweet and Savory Artichokes

Artichokes lower blood sugar levels. They also help with regulating the bowels, are delicious, and are all around a great food.

Ingredients: 4 servings

450 g
5 tablespoons
☆Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
4 tablespoons
Sesame oil (finishing touch)
as needed
White sesame seeds
to taste
Red chili peppers (sliced)
to taste


1. Wash the artichokes well and cut into bite-sized pieces. (Don't peel the skin.)
2. Coat with katakuriko.
3. Deep-fry in oil until crispy.
4. Combine the ☆ ingredients and heat in a frying pan.
5. Add the freshly fried artichokes to the frying pan from Step 4 and coat them evenly.
6. Add the white sesame seeds and the sesame oil to Step 5 and briefly stir.
7. 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.