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Getting In Touch With Your Inner Artichoke Lover  
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20728 posts, RR: 62
Posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1850 times:

At this time of year I can't resist a jumbo artichoke. The one before me is HUGE.

Growing up near the coast of Northern California, I learned how to eat artichokes the right way ...  Wink ... just peeling off the leaves one by one, dipping them in Best Foods mayo, then peeling the heart away from the pulpy bit at the end, and cutting the heart up into quarters, dipping it into more Best Foods. Basically, an artichoke is just a vehicle for good mayo.

The first time I had one at a restaurant, the top had been lopped off, the center hollowed out, and a sauce poured into it for dipping. I was horrified.

How do you eat your choke? Or are you intimidated by the noble thistle?


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User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1842 times:

I have a jar of artichoke hearts in my pantry. It's been there for two years. I was going to use them in some italian dish, but couldn't bring myself to unleash those horrid looking vegetables.

BAB yuck 



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20728 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1838 times:

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 1):
but couldn't bring myself to unleash those horrid looking vegetables.

If they're of the marinated variety, unleash them on a salad!



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User currently offline777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1836 times:

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 1):
I was going to use them in some italian dish, but couldn't bring myself to unleash those horrid looking vegetables.

You're missin out on something great man.
Take those artichokes out of your cabinet, and dust them off.

Throw some farfalle pasta on the boil.

Saute some shallot, garlic, smoked ham, sun dried tomato, peas and the artichokes. Mix in some bechemel cream sauce, and toss with the cooked pasta.

Top with fresh grated parmesan and enjoy!

You will thank me in the morning. It's so freakin good!

Russ



My glass is neither 1/2 empty nor 1/2 full, rather, the glass itself is twice as big as it should be.
User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1814 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Thread starter):
...dipping them in Best Foods mayo...

Ugh. You were right on track up to there.  yuck 

Replace the mayo with drawn butter and lemon.  drool   yummy 


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20728 posts, RR: 62
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1810 times:

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 4):
Replace the mayo with drawn butter and lemon.

Well okay, since it's your a.net birthday today, just this once!



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User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1805 times:

Oh shite! I didn't notice 'til you said that. I may only be two, but I'm spouting mindless drivel at a fourth grade level.

User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1802 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Thread starter):
w do you eat your choke? Or are you intimidated by the noble thistle?

Never touch them because.....

Quoting AeroWesty (Thread starter):
Basically, an artichoke is just a vehicle for good mayo.

I generally avoid food that is tasteless without the "benefit" of other substances.


User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2692 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1797 times:

Best Foods mayo...never heard of it. Out here in NJ, we have Hellman's instead.

User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20728 posts, RR: 62
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1796 times:

Quoting Cory6188 (Reply 8):
Out here in NJ, we have Hellman's instead.

Yes, it's Best Foods west of the Rockies. Same stuff.



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