Artichokes aren't as prickly to prepare as they may seem. Let veggies take center stage and serve these as the main event.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

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  • Combine breadcrumbs, oil, chives, lemon zest, garlic, and cheese. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

  • Cut off the top quarter of the artichokes lengthwise, and remove the chokes.

  • Season artichokes with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Divide the bread mixture among the four artichoke halves, packing it into the cavities.

  • Place artichokes in a pan just large enough to hold them. Add about 1/2 inch of water, and cover tightly with foil.

  • Bake until the artichokes are tender and the breadcrumbs are golden brown, about an hour.

Cook's Notes

You may end up with a little water in the bottom of the pan at the end of cooking -- that's OK. Simply use a pair of tongs or slotted spoon to lift the artichokes out and tip forward slightly to release any water.

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