Wreaths look nice also with artichokes on them ya know….. ehh ummm ok, back to the non content type stuff.
So then after you do that you…
Cut the top off so it looks like this….much less prickly! As you know artichokes have little thorns on the end of their leaves (well most of them do….I don’t think this one did though) well…maybe teeny tiny ones.
Pull all the little leaves on the back side….you won’t want to eat those little ones anyway and it just makes the whole thing look nicer and more appetizing…..we eat with our eyes ya know!
Cut off the ends of each leaf until you get all the way around that sucker.
It will have a really nice finished look…especially when the artichoke is in better shape than this one is….I kind of waited to long to do this post and my chokes got a little rusty….and bruised…but NORMALLY they don’t look like that and your finished product/artichoke will look all pretty and green and non prickly!
….And since there are no pricklies on there anymore…it won’t hurt a bit.
Do this over and over until you make sure that you got all the creepy crawlies outa there.
Now stick those puppies in a pot of boiling water with some olive oil and a few garlic cloves (whole) and boil away until they are tender when speared through with a knife.
It should only take about 15 to 20 minutes to cook. Then serve with melted butter or mayo (my favorite way).
Side note: Never eat a wreath. Wreaths are strictly for enjoyment on the wall or door or display in an office or bedroom or bathroom or the like. Never ever eat one.