Large Artichokes

Large Artichokes

Large Artichokes
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Salad, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 30


Add to each pint jar (reduce this amount by half for ½ pint jars):

  • 1/2 teaspoon canning salt
  • 1 pc. large garlic clove (peeled), or a couple of small ones, to taste
  • 1 pc. dried red chili or more, to taste (I use Japanese dried chili pods)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon favorite dried herbs - we used dried oregano, basil and Trader Joe's "21 Seasoning Salute"


  • Rinse all chokes in cold water to remove any bugs and dirt.  Begin the deleafing (peeling) process; pick off the outer leaves until you reach the tender, light yellow/greenish leaves.
  • Trim the bottom stem even with the base and trim the tips of leaves, if desired.  Cut the chokes in 1/2 or 1/4's depending on size; the itty bitty baby chokes can be left whole.
  • Place the trimmed chokes in a large bowl of acidulated water to retain color (use lemon juice or vinegar).
  • Stuff the jars tightly with prepared artichokes.
  • Ladle and/or pour the hot brine over the chokes; pressing down all of the chokes firmly to remove air bubbles. Top off the brine, if needed, and leave 1/2 inch of headspace.
  • Clean the rim of jars before placing the lid and ring on the jar.
  • Process jars for 30 minutes in water bath canner.
  • From Angela: Note: these artichokes were so fresh and small that they did not have any hairy choke to clean.  Artichokes were picked at “From the Farm”, Yuma, AZ; a u-pickers paradise (*_*). Larger artichokes were peeled and finely sliced (julienned) to use for salads and other recipes; using same brine, but adding no additional herbs or spices just the salt, garlic and dried chili.  This mixture was packed into the ½ pint jars.
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