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

Keywords for this recipe:Purple globe artichokesGratinHamBechamelCheeseMornay
For 4 people, you will need:
  • 0 ham 2 slices ham
  • 1 purple artichoke 16 purple artichokes
  • 2 olive oil 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 Bechamel sauce 350 g Bechamel sauce
  • 4 Mimolette 100 g Mimolette
  • Total weight: 2,180 grams

Change to the quantities for: 2 people 4 people 8 people 12 people
How long does it take?
Time required for this recipe:
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
1 hour 7 min.5 min.17 min.1 hour 29 min.
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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.
Keeping
A few days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 11.11 €
  • Per person : 2.78 €

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Note : These prices are only approximate.
Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
Bechamel sauceBechamel sauce: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Spinach Croque-monsieur , Endives , Chilli chicken and spinach gratin, Spinach Mornay, Chard and potato gratin, ... All
MimoletteMimolette: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Fried cheese toasties with avocado, Pea and avocado salad, Leek and Mimolette tart, ... All
Purple artichokePurple artichoke: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Harvest Gratin, Gratin of purple artichokes, Mushroom and artichoke omelette, Warm salad of potatoes and purple artichokes, How to prepare purple artichokes, ... All
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pan bagnat, Lille style chicken, Pollack Parmentier, Quartet of brassicas with cream , Multicoloured cucumber-tomato salad, ... All
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