Saturday, April 19, 2008

Umm...Artichokes stuffed with Lemon Garlic Breadcrumbs

So if you are looking for a delicious and easy week night meal...this is not it. I posted many pictures in the hopes that some one could help me out. All I kept thinking is," Surely I am doing something wrong." The recipe was from epicurious and had a link on how to trim the artichoke, but I guess I don't read too well because it didn't go well.
I started with a fresh load of bread and dried it out in the oven to make homemade breadcrumbs in the food processor, but then I burn them some how. I had to use store bought breadcrumbs I had on hand. Compare and contrast...can you tell which ones I burned?
Then I attempted to trim the artichokes, does this look right? I removed most of the outer leaves on the smaller two and left some on one because I wasn't sure. Don't even get me started about trying to get out the purple inner leaves and the fuzzy things inside...
Got 'em set up in a little water bath for cooking.
This is the finished product, but it didn't really taste good and there was almost no artichoke to eat. Maybe I just had some bum-artichoke?


wirrek said...

Ahhhhh, man, poor KAJ. It sounded like the directions were pretty specific, although I know you don't like recipes. My guess is that you had a bum artichoke, but I have never made one so what do I know.

Robin said...

This was a hilarious post! Some nights it just doesn't come together ... I understand! I have more of these nights than I care to admit!