John and I stopped by my parents' house for a visit. My dad was prepping some artichokes to be stuffed and he was more that willing to share the wealth with his FAVORITE* daughter and son-in-law.
He had boiled them and then cut them in half length-wise. The choke was then scooped out. I had never stuffed open artichokes and was excited to try it!
In a separate bowl I combined breadcrumbs, garlic powder, basil, parsley, and oregano. Olive oil was then drizzled in slowly as I mixed it up.
When the stuffing had a nice consistency, I filled in the part of the artichokes that once held the chokes (my dad scooped them out).
It was broiled in the oven until it was juuuuust turning brown. Then I promptly forgot to take them out, so they are a LITTLE overdone.
Even though they were a bit overcooked, they were SO DELICIOUS. It was much easier to stuff and eat them this way, although I think John and I prefer the traditional stuffed artichokes with a little filling on each leaf.
*I am an only child
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