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    Steamed Whole Artichokes

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    45 mins

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    2atdiemer's Note:

    A simple, traditional way to serve artichokes.

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    1. 1
      Put the olive oil and water in a large pot and bring to simmer. Meanwhile, prepare artichokes.
    2. 2
      Cut off the stems close to the base. Pull off the tough, lower petals. Cut off the top inch of the artichoke. Trim off the thorny tips of outer petals with kitchen shears.
    3. 3
      Place artichokes in simmering pot, bottoms up. Cover and simmer 30 minutes. Artichokes are done when a knife inserted in the base meets no resistance.
    4. 4
      To eat, pull off leaves, squeeze with a little lemon (if desired) and dip in melted butter. Scrape off the tender part of the leaf with your front teeth. When you reach the center, remove the prickly purple leaves and the fluffy thistle layer that covers the disc-shaped and delicious artichoke heart.
    5. 5
      For smaller portions, cut the steamed artichokes in half and remove the prickles and fluff before serving.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 17, 2011

      I like to dip mine in Italian dressing :)

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    • on December 07, 2008


      Great recipe! I added garlic powder to the boiling water, and left out the lemon, since I think it overpowers the artichoke's taste. Thanks!

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    • on May 02, 2011


      Simple and delicious. You can't get much better than that! I did leave out the oil. I enjoyed the dipping butter, too. Thanks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Steamed Whole Artichokes

    Serving Size: 1 (336 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 391.3
    Calories from Fat 331
    Total Fat 36.7 g
    Saturated Fat 16.5 g
    Cholesterol 61.0 mg
    Sodium 337.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 16.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.7 g
    Sugars 2.0 g
    Protein 4.7 g

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