Okie Dokie Artichokie!

Posted April 10th, 2013 by Lisa. Comments Off on Okie Dokie Artichokie!.


Look at this beautiful vegetable! But how the heck do you make it edible? That’s what I was wondering too! My goal for the next 2 months is to buy a fruit or vegetable I have never prepared for myself. So I didn’t plan which fruit or veggie I would do I was just at the store and grabbed something. Artichoke it was.. I was thinking to myself  “ugh I don’t even know what to do with this… Oh yeah, that’s the point!”


So after some research I found out that each of these little leaves have some “meat” at the bottom of them so it’s not just the artichoke heart that you can eat! Woah who knew?!


I started to peel back each leaf hoping to stuff it with some olive oil or something yummy like garlic. As I peeled I realized this sucker is prickly! See the tips of each of those leaves? Take caution! They’ll poke ya!


next I attemped to cut out the bottom pricklies… which was hard because I had all sorts of thorn looking things sticking to my hands. Then I just gave up and realized that if I cook it the pricklies will become soft and I’ll take care of them then when they’re less harmful.

So I chopped off part of the top…

And I stuffed that puppy with olive oil, fresh garlic and a touch of pepper. Then I wrapped it right up in tin foil.

Into the oven it went for ahh about 40 minutes at around 400 degrees.




When I took it out it was smelling pretty amazing!

I should have taken a picture of me eating the “meat” but I got so excited to eat I forgot all about my camera! But you eat it like you would eat a six-let out of the wrapper… you know what I mean? Stick the whole thing in your mouth, clamp down and slide it along your teeth to get the goods out. Then ENJOY! This would be a great appetizer or maybe something to cook with kids, I bet they’d thing it was a pretty crazy looking veggie to eat! :)


Happy cooking artichokie! 😉

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