How to Cook Artichokes

Ever wondered how to cook an artichoke? Watch as we show how easy it is to prepare, cook, and eat an artichoke with emphasis on how to get to the heart of an artichoke.

Choke back your fears and roll up your sleeves because we're here to show you how to cook artichokes and how to eat them. It's super easy and will totally impress your friends. To start, make sure you have a sharp knife. Cut off the stem at the base and one inch from the tip. Notice some sharp leaf tips, cut those about a half inch from each leaf tip. Stand your artichokes in a pan with water about half way of the side of your artichoke. Next, squeeze a lemon half over your artichokes. Bring to a boil and cook covered for 35 minutes until the leaves pull out easily. Now starts the fun part, eating. First, you can pluck out the leaves and dip them in lemony butter. Scrape the meat of your leaf between your teeth for a delightful savory bite. The best part, you can keep eating the leaves until you notice they're not as meaty. Next comes the real treat, the heart. Use a spoon to scrape up the fuzzy, prickly choke to get to the heart, and that's it. You are now qualified to cook any artichokes, any all time you want.