Hey everyone! Short post today. But first, I would like to thank all of my readers that I never expected I would have! I appreciate your likes and comments. I’d love to hear from you all if you try anything out.
In talking to my friends, I have discovered something about artichokes – nobody eats them! At least, not the way I do. I guess there are canned artichoke hearts, and that’s what people in my area think artichokes are? Noooooooooooo.
This is so easy, and it’s tasty! I dare you to try it: eat the artichoke leaves. They’re great with lemon butter. Here’s the instructions, including how to actually eat them:
1 artichoke, bottom stem cut off
2 Tbsp butter
Juice of 1 lemon (or less, if you don’t like the tartness)
Boil a pot of water deep enough to submerge the artichoke in. Once the water is at a rapid boil, place the artichoke in the pot (stem removed! That’s important!). Boil for 20-30 minutes, or until the outermost leaves come off easily with tongs.
While the artichoke is cooking, melt the butter and whisk the lemon juice in with a fork. I usually put the butter in a ramekin near the boiling pot and slowly melt the butter that way.
To actually eat this thing: the meat of the leaves should be tender. This is a finger food 🙂 Dip the leaf into your lemon butter and pull the inside part of the leaf against your teeth to get that goodness. (I’ll put up a picture to demonstrate in an edit, but google has the right idea). These go great with a meat (if you eat it) or with summer corn, a potato, rice, or whatever else you think you need a side for.