Cooking with Mom: Stuffed Artichokes

I cooked with my mom again!

We made stuffed artichokes. There are gillions of recipes on how to make stuffed artichokes, this is my mom’s family one: easy and tasty…as always.

As most of the Southern Italian  recipes, this is made of very simple ingredients and very economic, all you need is artichokes, bread, eggs and Parmesan cheese.

Here is how you make it:

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 8 big artichokes
  • 300 g white bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp minced parsley
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 1/2 chopped onion

Grab the artichokes

Remove the stalks and the external leaves

Cut off the tips

just like this

clean off a bit the remaining stalk

and place the artichokes in a bowl filled with water and lemon

Soak in water the bread until soft

then squeeze out the water and place it in a bowl

Grab some fresh eggs

and crack in 2

add 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

salt and minced parsley, stir around

then add the capers and stir to combine

In a pan pour about 3 tbsp of olive oil

Add in the chopped onion

Using your hands spread open the leaves

then stuff in between each leave with the bread mixture

Repeat with all the other artichokes then place them inside the pan

Pour in the broth and cook on low heat for about 20-30 min covered with a lid

Bake at 220 C until they get a nice golden-brown color on top

Let them cool down then serve!

Each searving of stuffed artichoke provides:

  • Calories: 390
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Carbohydrates: 53 g
  • Protein: 24 g

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy







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