Those heavenly leaves

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June 23, 2012 by annalarissa

Stuffed artichokes have been a family favorite for generations!

Here’s how to make them, but figuring out how to eat them? That’s up to you.

They may take a while and a lot of prep, but they’re totally TOTALLY worth it!

Step 1:prepare the artichokes, snipping the stems so they can sit flat on their bottoms and snip all the thorny pieces off the leaves, rinse and smash the artichoke head down to open the leaves and pry apart leaves with your thumbs (don’t worry they’re strong veggies, they can handle it:)
Step 2: Mix together 2 parts italian style bread crumbs with 1 part parm cheese and a healthy dose of olive oil. Mix until the breadcrumbs are just a tiny bit clumpy.
Step 3: Take that tasty mixture and stuff it down into the leaves of the artichokes, make sure you pack it down in there otherwise it will all fall out when you steam them.
Step 4: Fill a large pot with about an inch to an inch and a half of water and add a little salt for seasoning then heat the water to a simmer.
Step 5: Put the artichokes in the water flat bottom down and simmer for about 2 to 3 hours! Check regularly and keep refilling the water, it evaporates pretty fast! (I made this mistake and now im trying to scrub burnt artichoke out of my brand new pot, whomp.)
Step 6: Take them out of the pot carefully and enjoy!


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