This is another one of my Moms recipes.
She used to cook these every holiday and would forget to serve them.
So a lot of the time we ate them for dessert.
3 big artichokes
9 cloves of garlic
One cup of Italian seasoned artichokes.
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese.
1/2 small can chopped black olives.
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley.
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder.
1/2 teaspoon salt.
1/2 teaspoon black pepper.
2 tablespoons olive oil.
Wash the artichokes.
Hold them by the stem and smash them on the counter to open the leaves.
Cut the stems off so you have a flat bottom and peel the skin off the stem.
Place the stem into the center of the choke with the three cloves of garlic.
Mix together the rest of the ingredients.
Separate the crumbs into thirds and stuff each artichoke.
Place the artichokes into a pot. They should fit tight.
Fill the pot halfway up the chokes with water.
Salt the water with 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
Sprinkle the chokes with extra salt and pepper.
Drizzle each with 1/2 teaspoon olive oil.
Bring the water to a boil, cover the pot and then simmer on low for one hour.
Test the chokes by pulling off a leaf.
They should come off very easy and be soft.
Serve as an appetizer, meal or dessert.