I had a velia for grilled artichokes tonight and since my hubby didn't come home, I thought it was the best night to make them..haha...trial and error... Me and my mom love the Chokes at The Cheesecake Factory so I tried to imitate them. I think I did well. I am not the originator of grilled artichokes but this is my version...First I boiled them and then I fried them. I hope you enjoy them!! Enjoy!!
2 Whole Artichokes
4 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper to season
3 Tablespoons Grated Parmigiana Regina
Cleaning the chokes is the biggest part. I cut them in half and took the entire "Flower" part out of them. This includes the "Pink Flower" part and the "Furry" part. Then clip all the Points off the artichoke. Place the halves in a large pot of boiling water for 35 minutes. Take the halves out and place on a dish. Then take a non-stick frying pan and half of the oil. Place Artichoke halves in frying pan and season both sides with salt, pepper and remaining olive oil. Heat pan until medium heat and fry halves. I used a lid to smash chokes down as in picture above. Fry on one side for 7 minutes and then flip and repeat. Once cooked place on serving dish and sprinkle with Parm Cheese. Enjoy!!!