Cut off the stem ends so that each artichoke can stand on its own.
Cut off the very top of the artichoke. If the leaves are poky, cut off their prickly tips. You don’t want to get hurt eating an artichoke! After you’ve trimmed the leaves, the artichoke should resemble a flower.
In a large pot of boiling water or in a pot of hot water with a steamer basket inserted, boil or steam the artichokes until an outer leaf pulls away from the bottom easily. The time this takes will depend on the size of the artichoke. Check it after fifteen minutes and then every five minutes until the artichokes are tender.
Serve the cooked artichokes with melted butter or a dipping sauce
Promptly store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator, for up to 4 days.Nutritional values are approximate and based on 1 artichoke. Does not include sauce.