Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Baked Stuffed Artichokes

4 large California artichokes
2 cups herbed bread crumbs
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
Salt and pepper

Wash artichokes under cold running water. Cut off stems at base and remove small bottom leaves. Cut off top quarter of artichokes; discard. Spread leaves, remove center leaves and fuzzy centers with a spoon and discard.

Toss bread crumbs with cheese, olive oil, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper to taste. Stuff bread crumb mixture between leaves of artichokes and fill centers.

Place stuffed artichokes in a 9-inch square baking dish. Pour 2 cups boiling water around the artichokes.

Cover with lid or foil. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 40 minutes or until artichokes are tender.

Makes 4 servings.


Meg said...

This looks absolutely amazing! Great job!

Scintilla @ Bell'Avventura said...

Looks exactly like the way my mum used to make them - delicious!

Karen said...

These look yummy. I love artichokes, but usually just boil them. Stuffed like this would make them a meal!