My hubby and I are celebrating our 11 Year Anniversary at the end of this month. It has become increasingly difficult to go out to eat with our crew. Between trying to find a sitter, and everyone's food allergies I have all but given up. We began the tradition of having date nights at home a long time ago. I would cook us a fancy dinner and we would rent a movie. It is nice just to enjoy an evening at home with some kind of food that isn’t chicken nuggets.
These stuffed artichokes take some time, but very little effort to put together. They are so mouthwatering and savory! The whole house smelled so wonderful! I love that each one is a self contained portion. These are such a great appetizer!
- 4 Whole Artichokes
- 1 cup Grated Fresh Parmesan Cheese
- 1 Cup Italian Bread Crumbs
- ½ cup diced onion
- 2 cloves garlic diced
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- ½ tsp oregano
- Clean and trim artichokes.
- Boil in a large pot of salted water for 40 minutes or until tender.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- While artichokes are boiling, saute onions and garlic in 1 tbsp of olive oil until tender. Remove from heat and stir in bread crumbs, oregano, and cheese.
- When artichokes are tender allow to drain upside down for 5 minutes.
- Gently pull the leaves back and spoon in stuffing.
- Place stuffed artichokes in a casserole dish and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with some more Parmesan cheese.
- Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees F.
- Remove foil and bake another 5 minutes.
Start by cutting the stem off of a fresh artichoke.
Then you are going to cut about ½ –¾ of an inch off the top of the artichoke.
Place cut artichokes in a bowl of lemon water until you are ready to boil.
Boil artichokes in a large pot with just enough water to cover for 40minutes or until tender.
While they are boiling heat onion and garlic in a skillet with a tablespoon of Olive Oil.
Once the onions start to brown add in breadcrumbs, oregano, and cheese. Remove Artichokes from pot and allow to drain upside down for a few minutes to make sure all the water is out.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F
Carefully pull the artichoke leaves apart and spoon stuffing into the artichoke. Place in a baking dish and drizzle with olive oil and some more grated Parmesan Cheese.
Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 5 minutes.