Saturday, January 12, 2013

Baked Artichoke Dip

Baked Artichoke Dip

2 cans (14 ounces each) artichoke hearts in water
3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1/8 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole milk, warmed
1 teaspoons coarse salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/16 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup grated pecorino cheese
1/4 large onion, finely chopped
1/2 Tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
1/8 cup breadcrumbs

1. Thinly slice artichokes; pat dry.
2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
3. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour, and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Whisk in milk, and bring to a boil. Add salt, pepper, and cayenne, and simmer until thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in cheeses.
4. Melt remaining tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, and cook 3 minutes. Add thyme and sliced artichokes, and cook for 3 minutes. Add to cheese mixture. Transfer to baking dish. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs.
5. Bake about 15 minutes (until golden and bubbling).

Adapted from Martha Stewart

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