don't get me wrong, I LOVE artichokes. I love artichokes so much that I bought about a dozen of them. Sadly, I got sick of steamed artichokes every day, so eating them really became a chore. A few got moldy. Well I just found a fantastic way to prepare whole artichokes that is new to me. Frying! When in doubt, fry it up! First I quartered them and cleaned out the choke. Then I trimmed off the extra leaves that aren't so tasty, though a few did get left on and I just had to nibble the yummy parts off the crunchy parts. Then I tossed them in a pan with a little bit of hot oil, and fried them up until they were golden brown. I ate them with a little salt, pepper and some rice cooked with tomato paste. Super yummy! Next time I want to try some garlic and spices and maybe some sort of breading.