Stuffed artichokes are a perfect appetizer or side dish. These are have the perfect blend of bread crumbs, cheese and garlic. Serve with a side of aioli.
whole artichokes, carefully cleaned with sharp tips trimmed
cup bread crumbs
clove garlic, minced
tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon grated Romano cheese
teaspoon dried oregano
tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
Salt and pepper to taste
In a medium bowl combine bread crumbs, garlic, Romano cheese, oregano, 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, and pepper; mix well. Press about 1/2 cup of stuffing into each artichoke. Tightly pack stuffed artichokes together in a large heavy saucepan or Dutch oven. Add enough water to reach half way up artichokes and add 2 teaspoons oil. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 1 hour, or until leaves pull out easily.