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Roasted Potatoes and Baby Artichokes

October 1, 2010

I apologize for the late afternoon post, especially on a Friday but we’ve been working on nap time with the wee one and it requires a lot of attention.  I am sure moms out there can relate!  But I of course wanted to make time to share another tasty farmer’s market budget recipe, so here you go!  Happy Friday!


Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Baby Artichokes

6 cup Water
2 tablespoon Fresh lemon juice
2 pounds Baby artichokes
2 tablespoon Olive oil
1 1/4 pounds Small red fingerling potatoes (halved lengthwise)
Cooking spray
1 tablespoon Butter
2 teaspoon Fresh parsley (chopped)
1 teaspoon Lemon rind (grated)
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon Black pepper

1. Preheat oven to 425°.
2. Combine 6 cups water and lemon juice in a large bowl. Cut off stem of each artichoke to within 1 inch of base; peel stem. Remove bottom leaves and tough outer leaves, leaving tender heart and bottom. Cut each artichoke in half lengthwise. Remove fuzzy thistle from bottom with a spoon. Place artichokes in lemon water.


3. Combine oil and potatoes; toss well. Arrange potatoes in a single layer on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes. Drain artichokes; add artichokes to potatoes, tossing to combine. Bake an additional 15 minutes or until tender. Place vegetables in a large bowl. Toss with butter and remaining ingredients. Serve immediately.


 I wasn’t able to find fingerling potatoes at the market this week, so I used small yellow potatoes instead.  Just make sure you cut them into small enough pieces to roast in the given time if you aren’t using fingerlings.  The artichokes were the trickiest part of the recipe because I was not sure how many leaves to take off.  I would recommend erring on the side of too many rather than not enough.   The dish took about 15-20 minutes to prep because of the artichokes being so labor intensive, so it would probably not be a good option for a weeknight meal.  All in all, I was excited to try the artichokes in a new way!


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