Checking Raw Artichokes for Bugs

Artichokes frequently have bugs that cannot be washed out. To use artichokes, you must generally remove all the leaves before cooking.  You may then:
  • Just cook and eat the artichoke hearts, which infrequently have bugs, OR
  • Check all the leaves, remove any bugs, and then cook and eat the leaves. 
Note If you are preparing many artichokes, you could:
  • Remove the leaves of three artichokes,
  • Check all the leaves, and, if there are no bugs,
  • Cook and eat the remaining whole artichokes in that batch without removing the leaves.
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