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J. Marchini Farms Cardone ?!

‐ Joe’s Premium Fried Cardone ‐

1 bunch Joe’s Premium Cardone

3 lemons

2–3 cups flour

3–4 eggs

2–3 cups bread crumbs

Light olive oil/frying oil

Salt to taste

garlic aioli sauce

¼ cup mayonnaise

1 tbsp lemon juice


Salt and pepper to taste


Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 1½ hrs

Servings: 6

1 Wash Cardone and remove side and back ribs; be cautious of thorns. Cut into 1–2" slices.

2 Place in pot filled with water and one lemon cut in half. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 45–60 minutes, or until tender.

3 Strain and refrigerate for up to 5 days. Now your Cardone are ready for frying, sautéing, baking, and topping.

4 Preheat your light oil in a frying pan.

5 Place flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs each in 3 separate bowls. One at a time, dip Cardone in flour, then eggs, and finish with bread crumbs.

6 Fry breaded Cardone in the hot oil pan and cook until golden brown.

7 Mix Aioli ingredients in bowl and serve with Cardone and lemon wedges. Enjoy!

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