Can't believe it, but there's no other recipe like this on Recipezaar (unless I somehow missed it). These babies are so, so good. I roasted canned artichoke hearts in connection with another recipe I invented, and was so pleased with the way they came out even without the topping, so I'm posting a plain(er) version. If you want the topped version, go to recipe no. 144997. I found that roasting them enhanced the taste and texture - made them more tender on the inside:D One of these "throw it in the oven and ignore while you are fixing other parts of dinner" recipes!
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Drain artichokes in colander and rinse a bit to remove brine.
- Mix gently with garlic and olive oil in a bowl.
- Pour artichoke mixture in a metal roasting pan and roast for about one hour, tossing a few times if desired.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and add lemon juice and butter (if using).