So - I'm thinking way ahead to passover, and I was hoping to make Cariofi alla Giudia- artichokes Jewish style- which is just artichokes deep fried in olive oil with salt. My only problem is I will not have the time to fry them and serve them right away- they will have to sit for about an hour if not 1 1/2 hours warm in the oven. This is because I will have to greet my guests and we need to read from the haggadah and first we have gefilte and matzoh ball soup before the main course (lamb) and the artichokes. I can't do them in between courses either, because I live in a tiny NY apartment and lets say the kitchen is practically in the "dining room" and my guests will feel weird if I'm cooking right in front of them, especially since I'm frying which usually causes me to yell a lot from fear of the hot oil- not very appropriate. But if I do them ahead of time will they be ok in the oven? Will they get all mushy? Is there any technique I can use to keep them nicely?