how to COOK ARTICHOKES

All of this advice and tricks were so helpful...I ended up with the best tasting artichokes.

- Trish

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How to pick and prepare artichokes.

How to steam and boil artichokes.

What is the best way to eat an artichoke.

If there's poisonous parts in an artichoke?

How to steam an artichoke

Prepare the artichokes according to instructions.

1

Place a steaming basket into a pot with water and bring the water to a boil. 

2

Place the artichokes and steam until the leaves can be easily pulled off.

3

How to boil an artichoke

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the prepared artichokes and return to a boil.

1

Cover the pot and cook at a low boil until the leaves can be easily pulled off.

2

The best way to eat Artichokes

Pull off the leaves and bite down on the bottom, light colored end of the leaf.

1

Once you get to the choke, scrape it off with a spoon or the tip of a knife.

2

The remainder is the artichoke heart. This part is all edible!

3

Don't waste time treating artichokes with lemon. After cooking, they are going to look darker and you won’t be able to see any discoloration.

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