How long to cook artichoke?

Before cooking, peel the artichoke from thorns and tops, remove the leg, soak in water with lemon juice (juice from 1 lemon per 1 liter of water) for 1 hour. Boil water, add salt, add artichokes to it, cook for 30 minutes.

How to cook artichokes

You will need – a kilogram of artichokes, water.

Instruction 1. Wash the artichokes, remove hard leaves, cut off dark places and hard parts of the pods.
2. Put the artichokes in a saucepan, pour in water so that it covers the artichokes.
3. Salt the water, put the pan on the fire.
4. Put the pan on a strong fire, then reduce the heat.
5. Cook artichokes for 20 minutes.
6. Put the artichokes on a plate with a slotted spoon, use in recipes.

Tasty Facts

– Serve artichokes with sauce: at least olive oil and lemon juice.

– Boil artichokes in an enamel or Teflon-coated pot to keep them from turning brown.

– Checking the boiled artichoke for readiness is simple – pierce the artichoke with a toothpick or skewer and if it enters without effort, then the artichoke is cooked.

– When boiling artichokes, you can add lemon juice, grape or table vinegar.

– After cooking, the artichokes need to remove the hairy part . The soft leaves and pulp of the artichoke pod are good to eat, the hard leaves must be removed.

– Calorie content of artichokes – 28 kcal / 100 grams, boiled artichokes are considered a low-calorie delicacy.

– The weight of 1 artichoke is 200-350 grams.

– To choose fresh artichokes, just look and touch them: fresh artichokes with dense, juice-filled leaves, the fruit itself is weighty, without a hint of dryness.

– Artichokes darken when cut. To prevent browning , you can first soak the artichokes in a solution of the juice of 1 lemon.