Artichokes are my favorite vegetable hands down. I love the taste and the texture and how versatile they are. I enjoy them sliced up in an omelette or simply pan fried to a slight crisp. As a kid, my grandma would make the best stuffed artichokes- prepared in the simplest way. I’ve re-created her recipe almost to a tee- using homemade breadcrumbs (made from 2 day old bread loaves), olive oil, garlic, cheese, parsley, salt and pepper. Once the artichokes are cleaned and tops trimmed off, I simply stuff them with the breadcrumb mixture, put them tightly packed together in a pot filled with with 2-3 inches of water (just enough to cover the artichoke heart) and I simmer them until the artichoke leaves are tender and can be pulled out easily. So simple and so tasty!
P.S. Don’t forget to eat the heart- it’s the best part!