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

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2. Cut off the top quarter of the artichoke.

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

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

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

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

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

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7. Enjoy!