- Italian Style (cont.)
in cold water. Cut off stem so they will sit flat
on a steamer in a large saucepan. Turn artichokes
upside down on the counter and swirl around to open up
leaves. Take the scissors and trip off the thorn
on each leave just snipping the tips off.
crumbs, garlic, pepper to taste and Parmesan cheese in
a bowl. Stir to mix the ingredients. Take
a teaspoon and spoon the breadcrumb mixture between all
the leaves after you have opened up the leaves by swirling
on the counter.
in the steamer basket and drizzle over with water to wet
them a little. Place a steamer basket in a large
pan with about one inch of water to steam the artichokes.
Steam the artichokes for about one hour and 15 minutes
until they are soft.
be dipped into warm Italian pasta sauce before scraping
off the tender part of the leaves with your teeth.
them. "Eat Eat" as they say in Italian.