Artichokes are back in season! And I've picked them as the featured ingredient for May. I can't wait to see what recipes the Beauties have in store for one of my favorite vegetables.
But what I'd like to know right now is how you eat just a plain, ole artichoke?
Everyone seems to have their preferred method. In my family, we boil/steam the artichokes until you can poke the tender heart. Then we peel off the leaves and scraaaape the meaty part of each leaf with our teeth. But only after we've dipped the leaf in a heaping pile of mayonnaise. Then we pile the leaf carnage in a big community bowl.
More recently I was introduced to a butter/garlic dipping sauce also to die for. Anything other dips? Cause I'm open to them, although you may have to pry the jar of Best Foods out of my hands first. I'm currently dreaming of an artichoke heart drenched in the stuff. Don't knock it till you try it.