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mbrookes

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frozen artichoke hearts Fri, 05/2/08 2:05 PM (permalink)
I sometimes see recipes that call for frozen artichoke hearts. I have never been able to find the frozen ones in any of the grocery stores here. I substitute canned ones and the results are generally good, but I know there is a great difference in other canned vs frozen vegetables.

How are the frozen ones different? Would it be worth while to badger the grocery manager to get them?
 
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    leethebard

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    RE: frozen artichoke hearts Fri, 05/2/08 2:09 PM (permalink)
    Used canned a lot.They're great in pasta recipes and on pizza...(there's one for you davydd!) Have never even looked for frozen. I too would be curious about the difference!!!
     
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      Donna Douglass

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      RE: frozen artichoke hearts Fri, 05/2/08 2:12 PM (permalink)
      Trader Joe carries frozen artichoke hearts and I buy them but have never bought the canned ones, except those that are marinated in oil for appetizer use.

      I have a feeling the frozen ones have a better texture than canned ones....just a guess on my part.

      Donna

       
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        fabulousoyster

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        RE: frozen artichoke hearts Fri, 05/2/08 2:14 PM (permalink)
        I prefer the jarred (with the oil blend) to the canned or the frozen, I just rinse them well.
        The liquid in the canned ones make them taste awful no matter how much I rinse.
        The frozen are too tough to me.

         
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          leethebard

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          RE: frozen artichoke hearts Fri, 05/2/08 2:17 PM (permalink)
          I'll agree...I use the jarred ones as much as canned,depending on the recipe....I like both depending on the intended use.....I'll look for those frozen ones.Thanks for the tip!
           
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            rptyper

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            RE: frozen artichoke hearts Fri, 05/2/08 2:22 PM (permalink)
            I buy the frozen at Trader Joe's too. They are half the price of the frozen at a regular grocery store.
             
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              mbrookes

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              RE: frozen artichoke hearts Fri, 05/2/08 4:20 PM (permalink)
              Unfortunately, we are somewhat limited in choice of grocery stores. We have Kroger, Brookshires, Walmart, and a smattering of small independents. Alas, no Trader Joe.

              I'll continue my search and report back if I am able to find any so I can do a taste-test.
               
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                soozycue520

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                RE: frozen artichoke hearts Sun, 05/4/08 7:58 PM (permalink)
                My Kroger has frozen artichokes. They are Kroger's Private Selection brand. I have not tried them, so I cannot tell you if they are worth badgering for. But Kroger does have them.
                 
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                  Michael Hoffman

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                  RE: frozen artichoke hearts Sun, 05/4/08 8:06 PM (permalink)
                  I find frozen artichokes in the supermarket, but I'll also use canned and fresh, especially in a sauce I make for linguine.
                   
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                    Jimeats

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                    RE: frozen artichoke hearts Mon, 05/5/08 7:58 AM (permalink)
                    Birds Eye has a good frozen product it has a gold band on the packaging.
                    A bit pricey around $2.50 for a small package but all things considered it may be worth it. I've never tryed canned but do like them out of the jar also. Chow Jim
                     
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