4 large artichokes (I actually did 6 baby ones tonight and still very tasty) washed with stems and 1/4 of top cut off so pointy ends removed
4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped in half
1 onion, quartered
2 quarts water
Fill large pot with 2 quarts water. Add onions and garlic. Bring water to a boil.
Place steamer basket in water if you have it, with artichokes on top.
Cover and boil for 45 minutes. Place one on each plate with a bowl of sauce and preferred side dish.