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Garlic Artichoke

How to cook and eat tasty artichokes.



  1. Wash artichokes under cold running water. Cut off stems at base and remove small bottom leaves. Stand artichokes upright in deep saucepan large enough to hold snugly. Add salt and three to four inches boiling water.
  2. Cover and boil gently 45 to 60 minutes or until base can be pierced easily with fork.
  3. Turn artichokes upside down to drain and cool for ten minutes.
  4. Mince garlic and add to saucepan along with butter. Heat until melted.
  5. To eat, pluck leaves and dip in butter, eating "the meat" off the leaf. Work your way to the center, or heart.
  6. Take a fork and scrape off the prickles, then slice up heart and dip in butter or save it, if you can resist, to slice up for salads the next day.
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I can never save the heart for later. It's the best part!
28 Apr 08 by member: sararay
7 carbs - big deal - it's worth every one...:)
04 May 08 by member: panza
Yum! Ive never had artichokes b4, but this sounds amazing. Definitely going to give er a try.
06 May 08 by member: time4achange
Takes a little long to cook, but other than that it was very good.
16 Nov 10 by member: sur365
Tip: Use kitchen shears to snip off the pokey tips of the leaves. An alternative to dipping in butter and garlic is to dip in balsamic vinaigrette
06 Feb 11 by member: jwmillar
3 pts
03 Dec 11 by member: mama mel


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Nutrition summary:

There are 164 calories in 1 serving of Garlic Artichoke.
Calorie break-down: 59% fat, 31% carbs, 10% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 105
Calories 164
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 11.71g 18%
  Saturated Fat 7.335g 37%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.518g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 2.989g  
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 784mg 33%
Potassium 483mg  
Total Carbohydrate 13.96g 5%
  Dietary Fiber 6.9g 28%
  Sugars 0.02g  
Protein 4.4g  
Vitamin A 46% Vitamin C 103%
Calcium 25% Iron 37%
of RDI*
(164 calories)
8% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (31%)
Fat (59%)
Protein (10%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories