Originally Posted by SizzlininIN
I love guacomole though and I've had spinach and artichoke dip and that was pretty good.
Guacamole is made from avocados. I could eat my weight in guacamole! (and I look like I have!
Rather than boil your artichokes, Paolita, just put a couple inches of water (I usually add some lemon juice) in the bottom of a pan. Cut across the top of your artichoke so that it will sit flat in the pan. Cook covered, stem side up, 30-40 minutes, depending on the size. Test for doneness by pulling a leaf off. If it pulls off easily, it is done. I don't remove the "choke" until after it is cooked. I peel each leaf off, dip it into mayonnaise or melted butter, and pull it between my teeth to remove the "meat" of it (there is just a small amount on each leaf). When I get to the choke (fuzzy part), I scrape it off with a spoon. Then I eat the heart. I don't eat mayonnaise very often, but I love artichokes dipped in mayonnaise. I like them dipped in melted butter sometimes too, but I prefer mayonnaise. Artichokes are a food that you have to acquire a taste for. The first time I had one, I didn't like it.