Friday, July 8, 2011

Week 21: Artichokes

A few weeks ago we got artichokes in our Bountiful Baskets.
I would consider myself a connoisseur of spinach artichoke dip (Red Robin has the best one, hands down. Trust me, I have tried a lot.)
But I am a bit uncomfortable with artichokes when they are not in dip form.

So we kind of winged it.

Get your artichokes. Cut off stem, leaving an inch so it can stand up right.
Put a couple inches of water in a pot. Add in some chopped garlic and a little lemon juice.
Place in artichokes in pot so they are standing up right.
Boil for about 30 minutes or until tender.
Pull out and admire. (look at those juicy babies above.)

 Start pulling off leaves from the outside working in.
Put leave in mouth, close teeth and pull out, pushing the insides of the tip in your mouth.
(Yes, I did not know this is how you ate them. You mean you don't eat the leaf?)

We made dipping sauces.
Mayo/miracle whip with a little paprika.
Mayo/miracle whip with a little Dijon mustard.

You know you are done when your plate looks like this.
While it is a bit tedious to eat, it was a lot of fun.

Rating: 3.7. While I don't know if I would ever crave eating an artichoke like this, it was a lot of fun. And we laughed the whole time.


  1. Disagree. California Pizza Kitchen has the best spinach artichoke dip. Hands and feet down.

  2. @Heather. I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. CPK is good, but the Rad Robin still has my artichoke heart.


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