Tips for Cooking Artichokes


The following tips will help you make the most of your artichoke recipes. To learn more — oh so much more — about artichokes, check out the April/May issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


- Save the largest artichoke globes for grilling whole and stuffing, medium artichokes for serving steamed and the babies for chilled salads and antipasti or little fried treats.

- Artichokes can also be dried or pickled, and are especially tasty in ceviche.

- Don’t throw away the stalks. Peeled artichoke stalks are almost as great as the hearts, and can be used in a variety of ways. For example, try simmering them in butter and garlic until soft, or boil and puree them to mix into mashed potatoes.

- Large artichokes can be pressure cooked in just 10 minutes with 1 cup of water at 15 pounds of pressure. Smaller artichokes take just 6 to 8 minutes or so in the pressure cooker.

Jill Nussinow
2/9/2012 9:35:15 PM

If you want to watch the process of pressure cooking artichokes, here is a link to a video that I did on the subject. People love artichokes but not the time that it takes to cook them. Thank you for this post.

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