Sunday, September 9, 2012

Dad's Easy Artichoke

When I was a kid my dad would always make us artichokes.  He would make them, and we would devour them in seconds, trying to get to the best part, the heart!  They are simple to make!


  • 1 whole artichoke 

For dipping sauces:

  • 1/4 butter
  • 1/4 mayo
  • 1-2 cloves garlic

Boil water in a pot, larger if you are going to do more than 1 artichoke.
Cut off the top and bottom of the artichoke.
Place in boiling water, for about 15 minutes, or until the leaves at the bottom start to fall off.
Using tongs, pick up the artichoke from the water, turn upside down to dump off any excess water.

For dipping sauces (This is the super simple, dad way):
Sauce 1: Melt butter in microwave and a clove of garlic
Sauce 2: Mix mayo and clove of garlic

Devour the artichoke.  When you get to the part where it is fuzzy, get a spoon and scoop out the fuzz. Chop up the heart, and place in remaining dipping sauces, and enjoy!

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