The easiest way to do this is with the juice of half a lemon. It is squeezed into a bowl of water. Cut off the stem of the artichoke just where it meets the part that is used for consumption.
After the stem is cut, the artichoke is rubbed with the remaining half of the lemon right where the cut was made. The outer rough leaves are cut off, dipping them in the lemon water from time to time.
The bottom is scraped from the hairs with a teaspoon and the artichoke is left in the water with the lemon juice. A properly cleaned artichoke has the shape of a cup.
When buying artichokes, you should choose vegetables that are medium in size, with petals that haven't opened up and firm leaves without dried and brown leaf tips.
In the center is the heart of this delicious vegetable. Prepare a delicious Greek salad with artichokes. You need 8 medium-sized artichokes, the juice of 1 lemon, 2 tomatoes, salt, black pepper and parsley to taste, 1 clove of garlic, 1 teaspoon of olive oil.
The vegetables are cleaned and cut into thin slices. The tomatoes are scalded with boiling water and peeled, they are cut into thin slices or diced.
The chopped vegetables are flavored with finely chopped garlic, mixed with spices, lemon juice and olive oil. Leave them to cool for 1 hour in the fridge and serve.
Artichokes are delicious when simply cooked and flavored with spices, but they taste fantastic when cooked with eggs and blue cheese.
To prepare a blue cheese artichoke omelette, you need 1 artichoke, 1 egg, 125 grams of blue cheese, 15 grams of butter, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, black pepper and green spices to taste.
The artichoke is cleaned and boiled in water with added lemon juice to prevent it from darkening. Cut the cooked artichoke into thin pieces and place it in a baking pan greased with butter.
Add two-thirds of the blue cheese on top, broken into pieces. Melt the rest of the butter from greasing the baking pan and fry the egg.
The fried egg is placed on top of the blue cheese, and the rest of the cheese is spread over the egg white, without covering the yolk.
Bake uncovered in an oven heated to 180°C for 6 minutes. The dish is served hot and sprinkled with black pepper and green spices.
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