Carciofi Ripieni (Stuffed Artichokes)
Serves: 4 people
Cooking time : 40 minutes
Calories: 250 per serving
Expertise level: 1 out of 3
4 slices of cured ham
4 slices of Pecorino cheese
Wash the artichokes, remove the greenest leaves, then trim off the pointed tips on each leaf and open up the leaves like a flower.
Trim the stems so the artichokes sit on a flat surface.
Mix the breadcrumbs, slices of ham, garlic and the pieces you removed from the bottom of the artichoke in a mixer.
Stuff the centre of each artichoke with the mixture, place in a tall saucepan with a little oil, season with salt and pepper. Cook slowly and when nice and hot add just under half a glass of water to the bottom of the tray, cover and continue to cook slowly. After 20 minutes, place the slices of Pecorino cheese on top of the artichokes. Wait a few minutes and serve while still hot.