Two rules apply to artichokes: One, use stainles s Two rules apply to artichokes: One, use stainless-steel knives to cut them or enamel-coated pans to cook them. Two, rub the cuts with lemon juice to keep them from discoloring.Snap off outer leaves by pulling back.
Remove choke and purple tipped leaves.
Slice off top and stem.
Snip off tips with scissors.
Clean artichoke bottom.