Trimming & Cooking Artichokes
Wash artichokes. Cut about 1 inch off top of each artichoke, then trim stem. Remove any loose leaves near bottoms of artichokes. Use kitchen shears to cut off sharp tips from remaining leaves; discard tips. Cook as desired. Since artichokes vary in size, cook times will vary from 20 to 40 min. Artichokes are done when the bottoms are tender and leaves can easily be pulled out.