Loraine’s Stuffed Artichokes
The last time we were in Florida, our good friends Paulie and Loraine who live there, met us at our hotel. Loraine brought us a snack to pick on at the beach – stuffed artichokes. They were delicious and hit the spot. Here’s her recipe.
Plain breadcrumbs (about two cups)
A few cloves of garlic (more or less depending on your taste)
A little salt
Chopped fresh parsley
Locatelli Romano cheese (about a cup or more depending on your taste)
Olive Oil (not extra virgin)
2 or 3 artichokes depending on size
Artichokes – Cut the stem off – cut the top off – cut the leaves in steps – different levels for easier stuffing.
Boil them for about 10 minutes to make them pliant.
Stuffing – Mix all together in a bowl – drizzle with the olive oil so it’s not too dry – not too wet.Stuff the artichokes and then put them back in the pot you boiled them in – adding a little bit of the stuffing and add some olive oil. Sprinkle a little water over the stuffed artichokes to make sure they are moist. Cover and steam until the leaves pull off easily – keep watching to see if more water needs to be added.
After cooked- put them in a cake pan (round or square) – sprinkle with more Locatelli Romano cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 to 15 minutes!
Nicki, Loraine and Bridget
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