September 11, 2010

Artichauts au Naturel

The other day, Goldilocks noticed the artichokes at the store and we decided to get one.  I had never tried fixing an artichoke at home before, but since I had recently checked out Julia Child's The Art of Mastering French Cooking, I figured why not?
First, we read the instructions and looked at the pictures
Goldilocks helped break off the stem first, and then I tried to cut the end of the cone shaped part off with a knife.  Note to self: need sharper knives.  Next, we used scissors to trim off the pointy tips of the leaves.  This was funny - the tips flew everywhere.
Note to self: move stuff out of the way next time.  Leaf tips flew everywhere including into the toaster and my glass of water.
This artichoke was boiled whole for about 35 minutes I think.  Goldilocks helped me make a lemon butter sauce for dipping. Wearing a green shimmering cape and flower headband is optional while cooking
Apparently, Julia Child likes butter, and we do too :)
Goldilocks was excited to try out something new that she had helped make.  Ready for the first bite...
I totally missed her initial reaction because I was laughing too hard, but I think you can tell if she liked it or not.

1 comment:

  1. I'm definitely getting a cooking cape and headband for the next new recipe I try.