My favorite way to eat them is my Nonny’s stuffed artichoke recipe.
Stuffed & Steamed Artichokes
1. Prepare the artichoke…cut the stem off the bottom of the artichoke to make a flat surface. Trim off the top of the artichoke too.2. Prepare stuffing…. mix 2 tablespoons chopped garlic, 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (add more or less of any of these ingredients to your taste. Trust me, you can’t go wrong.)
3. Stuff the inner leaves of four artichokes with the bread crumb mixture.
4. Place artis in pot with 1/2 inch of boiling water. Cover, lower heat and simmer for 25 minutes. Check doneness by pulling a leaf out of the center. If it pulls out easily, artis are done. If not, simmer longer until done.
5. To eat, pull off one leaf at a time. With stuffing side in, run your teeth along leaf and eat. Discard leaves.
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by Judith Natelli McLaughlin
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Artie chokes or artichokes
Confusing, it is true
But if you do not try this food?
The arti JOKES on you!