Steamed Whole Artichokes

Steamed Whole Artichokes created by LifeIsGood

A simple, traditional way to serve artichokes.

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45mins
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  • Put the olive oil and water in a large pot and bring to simmer. Meanwhile, prepare artichokes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • For smaller portions, cut the steamed artichokes in half and remove the prickles and fluff before serving.
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  1. Damseldunbar
    I like to dip mine in Italian dressing :)
  2. LifeIsGood
    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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  4. calijenn
    This is a good recipe although next time I wont use the oil, it was messy. I usually make mine just with water but came here looking more for coking times and came across this recipe. I will go back to using just water with garlic but I did like the butter sauce. I usually eat mine with plain ol' mayo which is good but I thought I would try the butter, garlic, and lemon. It was good but not quite as much flavor as I am used to using the mayo, so I mixed the butter sauce into the mayo and YUM! I will be making the sauce that way again Im sure. Thank you for this recipe!!!
  5. Justthe8ofus
    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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