3 lg Artichokes
5 ounce Parmesan cheese -- grated
1 lg Clove garlic -- minced
1 cup Italian bread crumbs (ProgressoŽ)
1/4 cup Olive oil (this needs to be good extra virgin olive oil)
Cut the stems and the tops (Just low enough to remove the pointy ends of the
leaves) off of the artichokes.
Mix cheese, garlic,and crumbs. Spread the artichoke leaves so you can fill each
layer, from the outside in, with the crumb mixture.
Place the artichokes in a pot with about 1-2 inches of water. Drizzle olive
oil and lemon juice over the top of each artichoke. Cover and steam 45 minutes
or longer, checking occasionally that the water has not completely evaporated.
The artichokes are done when a leaf can be easily pulled off.