Thursday, March 19, 2009

Artichoke Gratin w/ Tomatoes & Breadcrumbs



I love any recipe with the word "gratin" in the title.

It means that there will be a nice crust on top, maybe some cheese, maybe some breadcrumbs, maybe even a bechamel sauce. Surprise me.

Potato & Fennel Gratin is my favorite. I love that crustiness that the buttered crumbs and cheese deliver. I don't even care what's underneath the crumb topping!

I made this great artichoke gratin, using canned artichokes and fire roasted tomatoes. It was a wonderful side dish to grilled chicken breasts.
It took 5 minutes to put together.

Artichoke Gratin w/ Mustard Crumbs

2 cans of artichokes packed in water, drained and halved
1 can of fire roasted tomatoes, drained
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 cup white wine (or just enough to moisten the pan)
handful of grated parmesan or romano cheese
handful of panko or fresh breadcrumbs

Since I had some mustard breadcrumbs leftover from the other night's Herb Crusted Pork Loin, I used them. The bit of mustard in the buttered crumbs made this dish even better.

Assemble your artichokes in a casserole dish.



Mix in the drained fire roasted tomatoes. Now add your 2 cloves of minced garlic and mix together.



Sprinkle with your cheese and breadcrumbs. You can dot with butter, or drizzle some olive oil on top so the crumbs get nice and brown.



I put a little white wine at the bottom of the dish.



Bake at 375 degrees about 30 minutes till cheese and crumbs are bubbly.
Let rest a few minutes, so the juices are not too runny.

This was great with some grilled chicken piled on top, and even better the next day.



16 comments:

Jonny said...

looks delicious and spring-like! in fact, something you'd want to eat from now through the fall, i'd guess. You couldn't do it in five minutes (so maybe it's a weekend dish instead), but I bet switching in the new season's crop of fresh artichokes wouldn't suck.

Maria said...

Did you make that dish for me? I think you did since it has all of my favorites. Great recipe, adding this to the dinner menu!

Proud Italian Cook said...

This is awesome Stacey! I never met an artichoke I didn't like. I could eat this now for breakfast!Great idea with the fire roasted tomatoes, love them!

Giff said...

I'm with you on the all-things-gratin :)

A Feast for the Eyes said...

Amen, sister, on gratin. Honestly, you could just write my meal plan. So far, everything you're posting has all the ingredients I have on hand...and looks delicious. Looks like it's "cooking with Stacey" this week, in my kitchen!

Debby

Peter M said...

From looking at this dish, I wouldn't know you used canned 'chokes.

Pam said...

I am with you - I love any kind of gratin. This is an excellent side dish. Delicious!

The Duo Dishes said...

Mmmm. And the mustard crumbs...great!

Culinary Wannabe said...

I have all these ingredients in my pantry (love food karma), and I was just trying to figure out what to make for lunch. This looks way better than the bowl of cereal I was about to go for! Thanks!!

noble pig said...

It's such a cool idea with the mustard breadcrumbs. I love it. I too love the gratin name...it's like my heart skips a beat when I hear it.

StaceyEsq said...

I'm making this tomorrow -- I totally love every ingredient in the recipe! I'm actually HOPING no one in my house likes it so I can have it all to myself!! (Not going to happen -- my husband asks me daily what you're posting and if I'm making it! He's quite a fan!) Have a great night, Stace!

EAT! said...

Fabulous! We do love our artichokes in our house. Can't wait to give this one a try.

Patsyk said...

Oh, I'm totally making this! I love artichokes, and in a gratin they must be amazing!

Michele said...

What a great new idea for artichokes. I love them every which way! I will definitely be saving this recipe in my files!

Patsyk said...

I made this tonight to go w/a dinner we made for friends. The fire roasted tomatoes really make this dish! We all enjoyed it, only had a small amount left afterward. thanks for sharing a great recipe!

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