Artichokes Stuffed with Smashed Potatoes and Browned Garlic

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Nutritional Information

Calories 391
Caloriesfromfat 26 %
Fat 11.3 g
Satfat 3.5 g
Monofat 6.1 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 13.8 g
Carbohydrate 62.8 g
Fiber 10.5 g
Cholesterol 14 mg
Iron 4.9 mg
Sodium 549 mg
Calcium 262 mg

Ingredients

4 large artichokes
1 1/2 pounds baking potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 tablespoons olive oil
6 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup dry sherry
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
Cooking spray
Fresh parsley sprigs (optional)

Preparation

Working with 1 artichoke at a time, cut off stem to the base. Remove bottom leaves and tough outer leaves, leaving tender heart and bottom; trim about 2 inches from the top of artichoke. Steam artichokes, covered, 20 minutes; cool to room temperature. Gently spread leaves; remove fuzzy thistle from bottom with a spoon.

Preheat oven to 375°.

Place potatoes in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer 12 minutes or until tender; drain. Beat at medium speed of a mixer or with a potato masher until coarsely mashed.

Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic; sauté 2 minutes or until golden. Remove from heat; add sherry, scraping skillet to loosen browned bits. Add sherry mixture, mozzarella, basil, salt, and pepper to potatoes.

Stuff about 1 cup potato mixture into each artichoke. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Place stuffed artichokes in an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until artichokes are tender. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

April 1998
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