Artichoke Recipe

In large pot, fill 1-1/2 inches deep with water and bring to boil

  • Chicken or veggie soup base – to taste – stronger the better!
  • Entire Onion – chopped
  • Entire chopped Garlic or garlic powder
  • Basil – fresh is better
  • Herbs de Provence
  • 8 tablespoon butter (separate into 2 x 4 tbsp)

Prep artichokes:

  • Leave ~3/4″ of stem under artichoke
  • cut top 1/5 to 1/4 off  with serrated blade – exposing the inside

Cook artichokes

  • Melt 4 tblspn butter
  • Add artichokes – stem-side down in the water
  •  Squeeze lemon over artichokes
  • Pour butter over artichokes
  • Cover and boil for 30 minutes at a little less than medium heat

Prepare dipping sauce (butter deliciousness)

  • Melt remaining butter on low heat
  • Add dash of Herbs de Provence
  • Add salt & pepper to taste
  • Add lemon juice to taste.

Serve with giant bowl in the middle of the table for everyone to throw their leaves.