“Peace of mind and a comfortable income are predicted by a dream of eating potatoes in any form.” I was laughing so hard while reading this quote the other day, it’s so true! There is something special about potatoes, that I always find myself in a status of happiness when cooking or eating them. Living in Germany also makes things easier, it’s almost like Italy and pizza - it’s the perfect matching, the hype, the right combo to go when you want to have the best time. Friends and pizza, friends and potatoes. More or less the same, right!?
Artichokes, on the other hand, are a more delicate kind of vegetable, which I also love cooking and eating in different forms. Artichokes are seasonal veggies, so you should definitely consume artichokes as much as possible when you see them at the local market. Artichokes are low in fat while rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Particularly high in folate and vitamins C and K, they also supply important minerals, such as magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and iron.
With that being said, this recipe is the perfect idea for a side dish, or apetizers to start a great dinner. Easy peasy, just the way life should always be!
1. Peel the potatoes, cut them in small, equal chunks.
2. Wash the artichokes, and cut them in slices. Then put them in a bowl with water with a slice of lemon, so to keep the artichokes colorful.
3. To speed up the cooking process, cook the potatoes in cold water for 5 minutes, adding a bit of salt.
4. After 5 minutes of boiling the potatoes, add the slices of artichokes for other 5 minutes.
5. Drain the potatoes and the artichokes and put them in a casserole dish. Grate some fresh parmesan cheese on top and bake in the oven for 25 minutes at 200°C.
6. Towards the end, select the grill mode to make sure that the cheese is melted and the veggies are grilled on top. Add some fresh leaves of parsely once you take it out of the oven. Enjoy!
Absolutely use fresh artichokes, as the froozen ones would lose too much water and make the overall dish way different. Instead of parmesan cheese, you can also grate other cheeses, or add some slices of fresh mozzarella, if you are into cheesy dishes.