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Artichokes in the crock pot?

scuzzo May 11, 2010 06:03 PM

Can I cook artichokes in the crock pot? Have you done it? Any advice? Mine has high,low and warm. I just go the motherlode of big, cheap chokes at Vons today!

Thanks!

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  1. Gio May 11, 2010 06:16 PM

    Why would you want to Scott? I mean, artichokes don't really take that much time to steam stovetop. How do you plan to serve them? Whole and then pick off the leaves? Or do you just want to cook up the lot of them to use later?

    1. scuzzo May 11, 2010 06:40 PM

      I usually steam them in the microwave, which turns out great! But I have a lot to cook and was wondering if the crock pot might work.

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        howchow May 11, 2010 07:35 PM

        I have never done it, but why not try it - I would suggest water, lemon juice, olive oil, salt , pepper and some dill and the lowest setting for a few hours and you would be good to go!

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          scuzzo May 11, 2010 07:47 PM

          Submerged, or an inch in the bottom do you think?

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            howchow May 11, 2010 07:56 PM

            an inch or 2 should be fine! good luck! I just made them the same way but in a big pot on the stovetop and cooked them for about an hour - I prefer a well done artichoke!

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              Bryan Pepperseed May 12, 2010 04:52 AM

              If you are one of those who cut the top square, I would probably try upside down. Either submerged a little, or on a rack placed in the water.

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            Schout May 12, 2010 08:40 AM

            The Kitchn had a post about this a couple weeks back. I shared it with my sister, but have not heard back yet on the results.

            http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/in...

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