If you’ve ever tried my mom’s artichoke then you’ve experienced a little slice of heaven. I have been trying to replicate her artichokes for years but somehow mine never turned out as well as hers. That is until now. The last time I was over at her house for a special occasion, which of course featured her yummy artichokes, and I had her tell me step by step how she makes her divine leafy creations.
I am happy to report that I put the very explicit instructions to the test and as a result, I had not one but two delicious artichokes to show off at our outdoor (in the rain) picnic last weekend.
Any combo of the following dried herbs: Basil, Oregano, Lemon Pepper, Tarragon, Thyme, Salt, Pepper
Curry (for the sauce)
Mayo (for the sauce)
Place artichoke(s) in a pot and almost completely cover with cold water
Add 3 TBSPs of olive oil to the water plus a few dashes of all the dried herbs listed above.
Bring water to a boil
Cover and simmer for 45-60 minutes.
Stir the artichokes around every 10 minutes or so while simmering.
Leaves will pull off easily when the artichokes are done.
While the artichokes are simmering, make the dip with two simple ingredients: Mayo & curry. Combine curry to mayo to taste and put in the fridge until artichokes are ready to eat.
Artichokes can be served hot or cold.
Make them for your next party–I promise they’ll be a hit.