Purple artichokes in a cheesy gratin


Purple artichokes in a cheesy gratin
Purple artichokes cooked in two stages: first boiled, then sautéed, and baked as a gratin in a Mornay sauce (cheesy bechamel) with morsels of fried ham.
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Last modified on: December 13th 2020

For 4 people, you will need:

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1 hour 7 min.5 min.17 min.1 hour 29 min.
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Keeping:

A few days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 3 min.
Purple artichokes in a cheesy gratin : Photo of step #1
Cut 2 slices ham into small pieces.

Set aside.

Stage 2 - 45 min.
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Prepare 16 purple artichokes.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
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Drain.

Stage 4 - 4 min.
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Cut off the stalks and cut these into small pieces.

Keep the hearts whole.

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

Fry, stirring from time to time.

When fried and browned, transfer to a plate, leaving the oil and fat in the pan.

Set aside.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
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Put the pan back on the heat and add the artichokes, sitting the hearts upside down...

Stage 7 - 5 min.
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...to brown lightly.

Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Stage 8 - 2 min.
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Pour 350 g Bechamel sauce into a saucepan on medium heat (or make this now).

Stage 9 - 2 min.
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Add 3/4 of the grated 100 g Mimolette to the bechamel. Stir to mix in and melt the cheese.

Stage 10 - 1 min.
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Add the chopped artichoke stalks (but not the hearts) and the ham.

Mix well and turn off the heat.

Stage 11 - 4 min.
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Arrange the artichoke hearts in individual dishes (or one large one).

Stage 12 - 3 min.
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Pour the sauce over.

Stage 13 - 2 min.
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Scatter a little of the remaining grated mimolette on top.

Stage 14 - 10 min.
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Bake for 10 minutes at the top of the oven (grill position).

Stage 15
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Leave to cool slightly before serving.

Remarks

You can use another hard-paste cheese instead of the mimolette, such as Comté, Gruyère, Cheddar...

If you don't have purple artichokes, normal globe artichokes will do, steamed, or even tinned artichoke hearts.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,221 Kcal or 9,299 Kj95 gr184 gr123 gr
111 %36 %17 %19 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
102 Kcal or 427 Kj4 gr8 gr6 gr
5 %2 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
555 Kcal or 2,324 Kj24 gr46 gr31 gr
28 %9 %4 %5 %
% 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).

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Source

Home made.

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MimoletteMimolette: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Pea and avocado salad, Leek and Mimolette tart, ... All
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