I cleaned up the garden and brought in one small artichoke, one pumpkin flower and some sage leaves. I did not know what to do with my meager harvest so I decided to deep fry
Flour and Water Batter
1 cup plain white flour
Pinch of salt
Mix flour and salt add water a little at a time while whisking until you have a thick creamy consistency. Set aside
Frying the Veg
If you have a very young fresh artichoke, boil it in water for about 20 min or until tender but not falling apart. Set aside on kitchen paper, allow the retained water to drain and cut in half or, if it is a large artichoke, quarter and remove the choke.
Heat about 6 cm of vegetable oil in a pan, when the oil is hot, dip the vegetables in the batter and slip them in to the pan. Do not overcrowd.. When crisp remove the veg, drain on kitchen paper and put in a new batch. Serve immediately, if you wait the batter loses its crispness.