I love making artichokes. I love EATING artichokes. If it’s on a restaurant menu, you better believe I’m ordering it. My Nanna made them for me growing up as a child and now I use her recipe for my kids. It’s the easiest thing to do! Trust me!! So many of my friends don’t make them because they “don’t know how.” Well, I’m here to show you.

Step 1: Cut off the bottom and the top of the artichoke. There are spikes on the top of the leaves and you want to get rid of them.

Step 2: Open it up. Get your fingers in there and spread the leaves out. You need to fill it with a few ingredients – so this will help you out.

Step 3: Place them in a pan of water. You can fill the pan half way I would say. You have to cover the pan – so make sure you are using one that is tall enough.

Step 4: Mince one garlic clove over the artichoke. Stuff the garlic all around and inside the majority of the leaves. If you have fresh parsley – chop it up and do the same. I didn’t have any so I just sprinkled dried parsley all around. Salt and Pepper and then drizzle about 1-2 teaspoons of olive oil. Then dig in and move everything around. Get it in there. Repeat with your other artichokes.

Step 5: Cover and cook on medium for about 25 minutes or so. ENJOY!

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