Artichokes and dipping sauce make a simple appetizer for your summer gathering. Artichokes with Butter and Garlic Mayonnaise
- 2 medium artichokes – or more if desired
- 1 lemon – sliced
- 1 clove garlic – minced
- salt and pepper to taste
Prepare artichokes by removing the stem and cutting off the top 1/3 – 1/4 of the artichoke Using a kitchen shears or sturdy scissors‚ snip the top pointed tips off the remaining leaves. Have a large bowl of cool water with 1/4 cup of lemon juice ready to put the prepared artichokes in so that they won’t brown before cooking. Prepare the remaining artichokes.
Fill a pot 1/2 full of water‚ add sliced lemons‚ garlic‚ salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Place artichokes in boiling water‚ cover‚ and allow to boil for approximately 20–25 minutes. The artichokes will be done when a fork is easily inserted into the center. Remove the choke (center of artichoke) before serving.
While the artichokes are cooking‚ prepare the butter sauce by simply melting butter in the microwave for the butter sauce. Refrigerate until ready to serve with butter sauce and Garlic mayonnaise.