Test Kitchen tip: Cleaning an artichoke
If you've never worked with one before, this edible thistle might come across as more than a bit daunting. The vegetable (it's actually a flower bud) takes a little bit of work before it's ready to serve, but the results are well worth it. Continue below for a quick step-by-step on cleaning an artichoke, as well as 14 related recipe ideas. And check here for tips on how to choose an artichoke.
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1. Cut the stem: Make it flush with the bottom of the artichoke so it sits upright.
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