Dec 252014



 A little recipe my gramma use to make! Stuffed Sicilian Artichokes … a delicious and tasty appetizer.

Ingredients – Serves 4 persons

8 – Medium sized artichokes

1 Lb – Plain bread crumbs

1/4 Lb – Grated Grana Padano or Parmigiano Cheese

2 Cloves finely chopped garlic

Fresh parsley

EV olive oil

Salt & pepper


 Clean the artichokes by removing the harder outer leaves and cutting the stem and the top part of the leaves as they may have thorns.

Wash and drain the artichokes well.

In a saute` pan put the bread crumbs and the garlic. Saute` until the bread crumbs are lightly golden. Let cool off.

Add to the bread crumbs the finely chopped parsley, salt & pepper as desired, a bit more finely chopped garlic, the grated cheese and some olive oil.

Mix the ingredients very well until the oil is evenly absorbed.

Take each artichoke, open the leaves as much as you can and insert among the leaves the bread crumb mixture.

Place the artichokes in an oven pan and add 1 1/2 inches of water.

Place the pan on the stove and cook for 15 mins.

Finish off by putting the pan in the oven for 15 more mins. at 400 F.

 Gramma always made these on Christmas Eve/Buon Appetito!


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Merry Christmas Morning many years ago in fact how about 1952… that’s my Mom, and my big brother and gee look at that baby girl… hmmmm? Wonder who that is?



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  6 Responses to “Recipes, Blast from the Past & Let’s be friends!”


    Those look pretty good. I’m going to have to try this recipe out one day. I want to pin the artichokes, but Pinterest is not picking up the picture.


      Point to the artichokes and you’ll see a tiny P in the left corner pin it like that. I just pinned it to my Pinterest. You can pin it there too. Thanks. Gramma will love you. hehehehe


    I love stuffed artichokes and this looks so good. thanks for sharing.


    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Marie!

    My computer DIED right the weekend before Christmas (can you believe it – NO WARNING – so I am doing my best to blog computerless for the next few weeks!)

    Anyway, linked up and wanted to wish you a Happy New Year! My life is enriched because of you! 🙂


    Thanks for the receipes


    love the recipes like to try some of them

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