Monday, May 02, 2005

Another Artichoke Post

In a posting a few days ago, I mentioned my love of artichokes. Thus, I could not resist posting about these "European Style" artichokes I bought the other day. They are easily the largest artichokes I have even seen, let alone eaten.
And I ate them with my standby artichoke dip, shown to me by my mother. Kraft/Hellmans is my preferred brand, but you can use any brand or fat content (regular, light or fat free) you desire and it will still taste good.

Artichoke Dip
1/4 cup mayonaise
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp dill
1/8 tsp tabasco sauce
Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Serve with artichoke for dipping.

Please note that the chef's knife in the following photo has a 7 inch/18 cm blade. And the diameter of the artichoke is the same!