How to Prepare a Fresh Artichoke


1. Cut the bottom stems off of the artichokes so they sit upright on your cutting board.


2. Cut off the top quarter of the artichoke.


3. Peel off the tough, outer ring of leaves.

4. Boil 2-3 inches of water in a big pot and insert steaming rack.


5. Place artichokes in pot and cover tightly with lid.


5. Steam artichokes for 30-40 minutes, or until the outer leaves easily pull off.


6. Peel leaves off, dunk into a dipping sauce of your choice and scrape artichoke meat off with your teeth.




7. Enjoy!

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  1. Quinn 06.02.2009

    That is one of my very favorite foods! My parents used to make them all the time when I was a kid – and it was so special to get to eat the heart. Mmmm, you’ve got me wanting one now!

  2. Valerie 06.02.2009

    Thanks for the directions!! I’ve been wondering what the best way to steam an artichoke was. I love artichokes but have never been brave enough to try to cook them myself. Now I definitely will. That seems easy enough to do!

  3. Anne K. 06.02.2009

    Thanks for the tutorial! I’ve always wondered how you’re supposed to prepare them–they look so intimidating! I saved this and plan on making artichokes soon :D

  4. Emily 06.02.2009

    I love artichokes, and we always get gorgeous ones in at the farmers’ market here! For some reason I’m always intimidated to cook them though :/

  5. strivingforbalance 06.02.2009

  6. Jimmy jackson 06.15.2009

    Thanks for the recipe. You have explained very well. i find artichoke very tasty, also it has many good uses to lead a healthy life.

  7. Liz @ intheskinny 09.07.2009

    I’ve been wanting to make artichokes, but didn’t know how. Thanks for the step by step instructions!

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