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Nonna's Artichokes

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This is my Italian mother-in-law's recipe for artichokes. Large artichokes are stuffed with a delicious bread crumb mixture and then simmered in a white wine sauce until tender. Use a nice crusty bread to soak up the remaining sauce!"
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1 h 25 m servings 805
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. Cut the stems and tops off each artichoke. Remove the tough outer leaves. Snip the ends off the remaining leaves with scissors to remove thorns. Remove the tough exterior of the stems and cut them in half. Set aside.
  2. Combine bread crumbs, pecorino Romano cheese, mint, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and mix well.
  3. Wiggle an artichoke back and forth with your thumbs to open the leaves. Stuff the bread crumb mixture between multiple leaves and in the center. Repeat with the second artichoke.
  4. Place artichokes and stem pieces in a large pan that has a tight-fitting lid. Add wine and water to the pan, making sure not to wet the artichokes. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until you can easily pull an outer leaf off an artichoke, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 805 calories; 31.6 66.1 23.3 31 2549 Full nutrition

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I grew up on this recipe. It's the first one I have ever seen stuffing them with bread crumbs. My family loved them. We have them at all the holidays

No fresh mint otherwise made exactly as written. So VERY delicious. Make this recipe now while artichokes are in season!!