How To: Trimming Baby Artichokes

Flip through step-by-step instructions for prepping artichokes from Food Network Magazine.
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Step 1:

Peel the outside layer off the stem with a paring knife, working from the end of the stem toward the bulb.

Step 2:

Snap off the tough outer leaves of the artichoke until only pale yellow-green leaves remain.

Step 3:

Cut 1 inch off the top of the leaves. Halve the artichokes lengthwise and soak in lemon water until ready to cook.