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How to Cook an Artichoke

Follow this tutorial on how to cook artichokes with step-by-step pictures for cutting the artichoke, and then either steaming or boiling it.
Course Tutorial
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 87kcal
Author Yumna Jawad

Ingredients

Steaming Method

  • 3 Artichokes

Boiling Method

  • 3 Artichokes
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 Bulb garlic cut in half

Instructions

  • Remove about an inch of the top of the artichoke, remove any small dark leaves from the bottom
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil.

Steaming Method

  • Place the artichokes in the steamer basket and carefully place into the boiling water.
  • Reduce to a simmer, and cook for 40-60 minutes or until an outer leaf can easily be removed.

Boiling Method

  • Combine flour and lemon juice, mix to a thin paste, add water if necessary.
  • Once boiling, add lemon and flour mixture and garlic bulb to the boiling water.
  • Carefully place the artichokes into the boiling water.
  • Reduce to a simmer, and cook for about 35 minutes or until an outer leaf can easily be removed

Notes

Storage: It's best to enjoy artichokes immediately after cooking. However you can store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Nutritional Data:Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.
Photo Credit: Erin Jensen

Nutrition

Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 482mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg