How To Cook And Eat Artichokes?

How do you prepare and eat artichokes?

Prepare the vegetable as for serving whole.

Boil, steam, or microwave, then let stand until cool enough to handle.

Spread the outer leaves apart, pull out the petals covering the choke, and use a teaspoon to scrape out the choke.

The artichoke cup can be stuffed and then either served as is or baked with the stuffing.

What is the best way to cook artichokes?

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What part of the artichoke is poisonous?

It’s simple really: You peel off a petal, then scrape off the tender portion at the tip with your teeth. The heart is also edible. The other parts of the artichoke — the actual leaves, the hairy stuff at the bottom, the stem, etc. — should never in any circumstances be eaten.

How do you tell an artichoke is done cooking?

You can tell when your artichoke is cooked by nimbly taking off a leaf. If it falls off easily, it’s probably cooked. But, to be sure – cool it down and take a bite from the bottom of the leaf i.e. the part nearest the innards of artichoke. It’s a small part, but this is the only part of the leaf that is edible.