Friday, May 19, 2006
"Cheaters" Stuffed Artichokes
I have never made Stuffed Articokes in my life. Why? I'm not really sure. I guess it just seems like alot of work for a side dish. Although that has never stopped me before. So I don't know why I have never made them. I just haven't.
But I do make something very close which is much easier. I got this recipe from a friend of mine a few years ago and I have been making it ever since. In fact, it's one of my favorite's.
This is not really a recipe as much as just an assembling of ingredients. Even the measurements are rough.
All you need is:
One can of Articoke Hearts (I get the quartered ones, because they are not the easiest to cut). Drained and rinsed in cold water to get rid of some of the canny flavor and sodium.
A handful of Black and Green Olives-cut in half
Two Cloves of Minced Garlic
A handful of chopped Fresh Parsley
A couple of Tablespoons of grated Parmigiano or Romano Cheese
A couple of Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
About 1/3 cup of Seasoned Breadcrumbs (give or take)
Preheat oven to 375 degree. Combine all the ingredients except the breadcrumbs and place in a small oven safe caserole dish. Sprinkle with the breadcrumbs and drizzle the top with a little more olive oil. Bake for about 20-25 minutes until top is golden brown.
Let me know what you think of it!