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Boiled Globe Artichokes

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Ingredients
6 globe artichokes
salt
1 tablesp. lemon juice
1/2 pt. Hollandaise sauce or 1/2 pt. mushroom sauce or 2 oz. melted butter
Directions

Soak the artichokes in cold, salt water for at least 1 hr to ensure the removal of all dust and insects.
Wash them well.
Cut off the tails and trim the bottoms with a sharp knife.
Cut off the outer leaves and trim the tops of the remaining ones with scissors.
Put into a pan with just sufficient boiling water to cover them, adding salt and the lemon juice.
Cook until tender, 15-45 min., according to size and freshness (when cooked the leaves pull out easily).
Test frequently after 15 min as they are apt to break and become discoloured if over-cooked.
Remove from water and drain them well by turning them upside down.
Serve with Hollandaise sauce or melted butter or mushroom sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Artichoke

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