Monday, January 7, 2013

Stuffed Artichoke Recipe

It wasn't until I was a senior in high school that I was willing to give my mom's stuffed artichokes a try. I haven't looked back since. They are one of our go-to veggies for dinner. It's actually really easy!
Ingredients:

2 artichokes
1/8 cup parmesan cheese
1/8 cup bread crumbs

Rinse the artichokes in cool water and let them drain for about 5 minutes. Cut off the tops of artichokes, and about half of the stem. Then snip the tops off the leaves (be careful, they poke you!)
Next mix the cheese and bread crumbs together. The measurements are just estimates. It depends on how much stuffing you like (Jordan doesn't like as much as I do) and I never measure the amounts I add. Next, sprinkle the mixture in between the leaves of the artichoke. I'll estimate about a teaspoon but again, it's personal preference.
Next you steam them. I add a vegetable steamer like this into a pot with an inch or two of water in it. Then I put them over medium heat and let them steam for at least an hour. The longer the better, as they get more tender as they steam.
To test them, slide a butter knife through the center of the artichoke. If it is done easily, they are done.
We paired them with some rosemary chicken and it was delicious! I hope you enjoy this recipe, straight from my mom's kitchen!


12 comments:

  1. This looks great! It's been ages since I've had artichoke, I hardly remember what they taste like haha. Might have to try it now though;)

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  2. whoa yum, i must try this stat, like tonight!
    thanks lady

    xo the egg out west.

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  3. I never was a fan of artichokes until recently too. I need to find a market that sells them other than my supermarket because they never look good. When I find some good ones I'll definitely try out your recipe! =)

    Ergo-Blog

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  4. yum! i love artichokes.

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  5. I have NEVER made artichokes! i am excited to try!!

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  6. Ooh my husband and I were just talking about artichokes the other day. Will have to try out this recipe!

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  7. This sounds amazing, I will have to try it!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  8. Yummy! Artichokes are always delicious - these look like so exception :)
    xo Emilie @ Hungry Delights

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  9. Awesome! Funny I was in the grocery store last weekend standing in from of artichokes thinking..... I should try to make stuffed artichokes, then I walked away because I thought it would probably be too complicated, but your recipe seems so simple! I'm trying it this weekend! Thanks.
    Lizzy
    http://www.lizzylizano.blogspot.com

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  10. I have never in my life eaten an artichoke! Isn't that nuts?? I mean, dip I have had and I love, but I have never actually had a whole one. This sounds perfect with the cheese, I'm going to actually try this this week!

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  11. Had them as salad but not roasted or baked and the rosemary chicken seems to be a great combination.

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  12. LOVE artichokes. I need to get my mom's recipe -- I haven't had them in ages.

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