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How to prepare purple artichokes

How to prepare purple artichokes

The small purple artichokes, which are more tender than the larger green ones, are almost entirely edible. But they need to be prepared in a particular way. Here is how to do this fairly easily.

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Last modified on: February 26th 2016

For 1 artichoke, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationRestingStart to finish
14 min.5 min.19 min.
Preservation: Several days in the fridge in a sealed container.
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1 How to prepare purple artichokes : Photo of step #1Begin by pulling the leaves off the stalk and from around the raw artichoke.

You can do this by hand...
4 min.
2 How to prepare purple artichokes : Photo of step #2...or with a knife. The important thing is to break the leaves off at the base, leaving only the tender part. The rest of the leaf should be discarded.

Turn the artichoke as you work...
3 How to prepare purple artichokes : Photo of step #3...until you reach the very tender leaves in the centre.
4 How to prepare purple artichokes : Photo of step #4Cut off the remaining leaves. 1 min.
5 How to prepare purple artichokes : Photo of step #5Then trim off the end of the stalk.
6 How to prepare purple artichokes : Photo of step #6Peel the stalk, using a vegetable peeler, working upwards towards the base of the artichoke. 2 min.
7 How to prepare purple artichokes : Photo of step #7Once again, turn the artichoke as you work.

When you have peeled it all round, the artichoke is ready.
8 How to prepare purple artichokes : Photo of step #8Plunge it immediately into a bowl of cold water with a little lemon juice added or a pinch of vitamin c.

This is to stop the artichoke turning brown, as it will oxidize very quickly.
9 How to prepare purple artichokes : Photo of step #9Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and tip in the artichoke hearts. Leave to cook until the bases are tender (a knife blade should go through them easily). This will take about 5 minutes. 5 min.
10 How to prepare purple artichokes : Photo of step #10Remove from the cooking water and plunge into the cold water to stop the cooking. 5 min.
11 How to prepare purple artichokes : Photo of step #11Once cooled and drained, you can use the artichokes whole or cut into pieces, depending on your recipe. 2 min.
12 This short video will take you through all the steps again.

Remarks

Even better than lemon juice for the soaking water, use vitamin C if you can.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
663 gr14 gr0 gr
3 %1 %1 %0 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
402 gr8 gr0 gr
2 %1 %1 %0 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 1 artichoke : 0.55 €

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Source: Home made.
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