How To: Trim Baby Artichokes

How to trim baby artichokes from Food Network Magazine.

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

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

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