The girls have been wanting to try artichokes for some time – so, we called Grandma Cherie to see how she used to make them. I loved them as a kid, too.
She said to cut the burrs off the leaves and chop the bottom step off so they can sit flat in the pan.
Next, add water about halfway to the sides of the artichokes and add garlic to the water. Boil/simmer for 45-50 minutes, covered. I let them go a little too long, but they were delicious.
I made my first batch of pesto for the season with this meal. Luckily, we have two young guests for the weekend to help.
Looking for the heart….stab the heart, don’t stab the heart.
Thanks, Mom. It was really good! All four girls and I loved it.