Creamy artichokes

Creamy artichokes
This hearty vegetable recipe uses the whole globe artichoke (heart and leaves), combining the creamy artichoke texture with the crunch of sautéed potatoes.
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Last modified on: August 6th 2020

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32 min.46 min.1 hour 18 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 15 min.
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The globe artichokes

Cook the artichokes the normal way, either by steaming or boiling. They should be well cooked and slightly soft.

Leave to cool.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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Separate the leaves and discard the fibrous "choke".

Stage 3 - 20 min.
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Dice the hearts and put into a bowl.

Use a small spoon to scrape the edible flesh from all the leaves and add this to the bowl.

There's no getting away from it, this is a long job...

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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The potatoes

Slice 750 g cooked potatoeses.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
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Pour 4 tablespoons olive oil into a large frying pan on high heat. When good and hot, add the potatoes.

Stage 6 - 10 min.
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Brown the potatoes, stirring only gently and infrequently.

Transfer to a plate and set aside.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
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The cream sauce

Prepare 1 onion and chop finely.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
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Melt 30 g butter in the same frying pan as used for the potatoes. Add the chopped onion, salt and pepper. Cook for 1 or 2 minutes without colouring.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
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Add 300 g liquid cream and bring to the boil.

Stage 10 - 7 min.
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Add the artichokes, mix briefly, turn down the heat and leave to thicken gently.

Stage 11 - 5 min.
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Five minutes before serving, add the potatoes, mix well and check the seasoning.

Stage 12
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Your creamy artichokes are ready.
You will notice that the sautéed potatoes are only added at the last minute, just before serving. This is to play up the contrast between the creamy artichokes and crunchy potatoes. If you would prefer a softer, more uniform texture, add them at the same time.

For a quicker version, but less economical, you can simply use bought artichoke hearts.
1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,750 Kcal or 11,514 Kj46 gr246 gr176 gr
138 %18 %23 %27 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
121 Kcal or 507 Kj2 gr11 gr8 gr
6 %1 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
458 Kcal or 1,918 Kj8 gr41 gr29 gr
23 %3 %4 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 5.63 €
  • Per person : 0.94 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Cooked potatoesCooked potatoes: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Green bean and potato salad with paprika, Chard and potato gratin, Mont d'or in brioche, Gratin of Endives with Mont d'Or, Bistro-style cabbage salad, ... All
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chocolate mug cake, Sauce Normande (for fish), Frozen Nougat, Chestnut mousse in a whipper , Grapefruit cake, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Nanou's chocolate cake, Artichoke hearts forestier , Couscous, Breton Pie, Autumn apple and plum crumble pie, ... All
Globe artichokeGlobe artichoke: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Creamy Comtoise artichoke gratin, Artichoke Soup, Stuffed artichokes au gratin, Scallops with crunchy vegetables and wine sabayon, ... All
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