Wednesday, November 30, 2016

They never cleaned an Artichoke Before



They had fun learning it and preparing with the artichokes a tasty filling for ravioli.



How to Clean Italian Artichokes





First, take off the external tough leaves, making 2 or 3 complete circles around, until the interiorwhiter part of the leaf becomes wider.


 Cut the stalk. Hold the artichoke upside down. 



The stalk has a “whiter” center running along the middle. With a small pairing knife start to score the base of the cut stalk to the edge of the inside circle. Pull off the thick skin to the base of the flower, then continue to peel the “heart” using the knife. 



When the artichoke is clean, place it on a cutting board and cut off the tips, about one inch (depending on variety and size). 



Cut the artichoke in quarters and eliminate the inside choke.



THANK YOU KRISTEN! 
I WISH YOU A LOT OF FUN COOKING 
AND 
LOT OF HAPPINESS IN YOUR LIFE!

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