Sicilian Stuffed Artichokes

Makes 6 servings


  • 2 cups bread crumbs
  • 2/3 cup Romano cheese or 1 cup of Parmesan cheese
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup  chopped parsley
  • Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 large artichokes
  • olive oil



Step 1: Combine bread crumbs, cheese, garlic, parsley, 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper and salt.  Set aside.
Step 2: Trim stalks at base of artichokes; cut away 1 inch across the tops and discard.  Remove discolored leaves; snip off ends of leaves with Kitchen shears or paring knife. Wash with cold water and with the juice of one lemon, drain. 
Step 3: Spread leaves apart and fill with bread crumbs mixture; Sprinkle the tops of filled artichokes with olive oil.
Step 4: Place stuffed artichokes in large kettle.  Fill with water halfway up to artichokes.  Add 1/2  teaspoon salt and 2 tablespoons of oil to the water.  Bring to boil; cover and simmer slowly until artichokes are tender--- 30 to 50 minutes or more. (Pierce artichoke base with fork; if soft, artichokes are done.  Remove artichokes from water and serve hot or at room temperature.  


Just the way my mother made them. Delicious

Can you use flavored bread crumbs like Progresso or 4C?

yes, flavored bread crumbs would definitely work nicely in the recipe.

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