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Spring Artichokes Recipe
|Lemon||1 , cut into wedges|
|Lemon juice||1 1⁄2 Tablespoon|
|Minced parsley||1 Tablespoon|
|Garlic||1 Clove (5 gm), crushed|
|Chives||1 Teaspoon, minced|
|Dry mustard||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Pepper red||1⁄8 Teaspoon|
|Butter||1 Cup (16 tbs), softened, divided|
Calories 359 Calories from Fat 282
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32 g49.3%
Saturated Fat 19.8 g99%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 142.3 mg
Sodium 144.7 mg6%
Total Carbohydrates 17 g5.8%
Dietary Fiber 8.4 g33.7%
Sugars 1.6 g
Protein 6 g12.3%
Vitamin A 25.6% Vitamin C 50.6%
Calcium 9.1% Iron 12.6%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet
Cut off stem ends, and trim about 1 inch from top of each artichoke.
Remove any loose bottom leaves.
With scissors, trim away about a fourth of each outer leaf.
Rub top of artichoke and cut edges of leaves with a lemon wedge to prevent discoloration.
Place artichokes in 2 Dutch ovens, cover artichokes with water.
Squeeze juice from lemon wedges into water.
Cover artichokes, and bring water to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cook 45 minutes.
Place artichokes upside down on a rack to drain, let cool.
Spread center leaves apart, scrape out the fuzzy thistle center (choke) with a spoon.
Chill artichokes, if desired.
Combine egg yolks and remaining ingredients except butter in top of a double boiler, beat with a wire whisk until blended.
Add one tablespoon butter.
Bring water to a boil. (Water in bottom of double boiler should not touch pan.)
Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring constantly, until butter melts.
Continue adding butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring constantly, until sauce is smooth and thickened.
Remove from heat.
Pour sauce into a serving bowl, let cool slightly.
Serve as a dip with artichokes.