The other day I posted this way of cooking artichokes (alla romana, Roman style) because it is the best way for me... and because we only had 4 artichokes :-). Then Sandra and John gave us 14 artichokes, 4 we gave to friends who came to visit us on Sunday, and 10 (a real luxury in NZ) I cooked yesterday.
Loredana suggested that I fill them with bread, egg, cheese and parsley (and maybe garlic) and I wanted to try. I prepared 5 my usual way but also added some fresh basil leaves because I didn't have enough parsley, then I kept a bit of the chopped herbs and garlic aside and added one egg, some breadcrumbs and some grated parmesan. I made 5 'balls' and pressed them inside the artichokes. Topped with olive oil, added water at the bottom, and simmered everything for a couple of hours.
Ready! 5 of us for dinner, so one of each type for everyone, and we really liked them. Arantxa and I ate them early, it was a busy evening for us, first dance show (last one tomorrow), and I wanted to share with you a photo of her in the changing rooms, taping the ribbons of her ballet shoes.