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Steamed Artichoke

Okie Dokie Artichokie

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I am blessed with a child who will try new foods. She currently has more sophisticated taste buds than my hubby!  In fact, they have a deal; if she tries something, he has to try it too, and vice versa. Earlier this year, she tried artichoke and fell in love with it! And guess what, Hubby even likes them now.

Our favorite (and the easiest) way to prepare an artichoke is to steam it in an Instant Pot…

Wait, you don’t have an Instant Pot?!?

Seriously friends, you need one! Use my link below and head over to Amazon to get one. This IS NOT your grandmother’s pressure cooker. No need to be afraid of it exploding and shooting across the kitchen {or were my parents the only ones who told horror stories like this….}.

I’ve also included a link to the cookbook that I have at home. LOTS of great recipes.

First, thoroughly wash it under cold water and then, chop off the stem.

Next, use the wire basket your Instant Pot came with and set the artichoke on it. Without the stem, the artichoke should stand-up nicely. Pour a cup of water over the artichoke. You can add some lemon squeezes if you’d like.

Put the lid on {the MOST complicated part of this recipe} and program to Steam. Your machine should start hissing soon, but will maintain the [On] status for around 15-20 minutes. Afterwards, it will display the minute-by-minute countdown. From start to finish, this process should take approximately 40 minutes.

Once the countdown is over, I always push the steam vent a little to release any extra steam, because of my irrational fear of it exploding in my face {thanks parents}.

Open the lid and serve your steamed artichoke. My daughter and I love it straight. My hubby likes to dip in mayonnaise {vomit}. I’ve heard melted butter is also a delicious dipping sauce.

Oh, and just in case you don’t know how to eat an artichoke. Peel off a leaf, flip it over, stick it in your mouth and use your bottom teeth to scrape off the artichoke meat.

I hope you give it a try! I also hope you will invest in an Instant Pot…. the benefits are endless.

Steaming an artichoke is easier than you think! You just need an Instant Pot.

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