First wash the artichoke under cold running water. Then take a knife and cut the top petals that seem to be smaller than the rest. Next, cut the stem off, it is edible if you want to cut and cook it. You can also trim the tips of the petals if you want. Then all you have to do is cook it. Boil, microwave, or steam it. Or use it in a recipe.

To preserve color add some lemon juice or vinegar to cold water and put the artichoke in it. They can be eaten hot or cold.

The way to eat them is to cut the tip of the petals and pull out the inside with your teeth.

At only 25 calories for one and no fat plus vitamin C and plenty of potassium , you can't go wrong!


Morgan said...

Kathleen - Try this method. After you've prepared the artichoke, place them in a pressure cooker. Cook for 15-20 minutes (depending on altitude and size of choke). You can also stuff them. I could give you our recipe, but just Google 'Stuffed Artichokes' and look at the top 3-4 listings - and choose the one that most appeals to you. Yum!