Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali
Total:
45 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 20 stalks, cleaned, boiled and dried cardoons
  • 1/4 cup grated caciocavallo, plus 1/4 cup medium diced
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated pecorino, plus 1/2 cup diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs (large "Big Boy" crumbs)
  • 1/2 bunch freshly chopped Italian parsley leaves
  • 4 anchovy fillets, rinsed, patted dry, and thinly sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for greasing the pan
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced, for garnish

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Lightly grease a shallow 9 by 13-inch gratin dish. Arrange the cardoons in a single layer at the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle 1/4 cup grated caciocavallo, 1/4 cup grated pecorino, bread crumbs and parsley over the cardoons and top with anchovies, diced caciocavallo and diced pecorino.

Season, to taste, with the salt and pepper. Add 3 tablespoons olive oil and toss until well combined.

Drizzle the top with the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Place in the oven and bake until the top is golden brown, about 25 minutes. Serve hot with a squeeze of lemon.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Baked Polenta: Polenta al Forno

Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali

Pasta Al Forno: Oven Baked Pasta

Recipe courtesy of David Rocco

Patate al Forno: Baked Potatoes

Recipe courtesy of David Rocco

Baked Stuffed Squid: Calamari Ripieni al Forno

Recipe courtesy of Nina Groppo

Cannelloni al Forno (Baked Pasta Tubes, Casalinga Style)

Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali

Lamb with Cardoons: Agnello con i Cardi

Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali

Baked Clams on the Half Shell: Vongole Gratinate al Forno

Oven-Baked Penne with Eggplant: Penne al Forno con Melanzane

Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

Good Eats

10am | 9c

Good Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Good Eats

11am | 10c

Good Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Man Fire Food

12pm | 11c

Man Fire Food

12:30pm | 11:30c

Man Fire Food

1pm | 12c

Man Fire Food

1:30pm | 12:30c

Emeril's Florida

2:30pm | 1:30c

Cheap Eats

6pm | 5c

Cheap Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Cheap Eats

7pm | 6c

Cheap Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Cheap Eats

8pm | 7c

Cheap Eats

8:30pm | 7:30c

Cheap Eats

9pm | 8c

Cheap Eats

9:30pm | 8:30c

Cheap Eats

10pm | 9c

Cheap Eats

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Cheap Eats

12am | 11c

Cheap Eats

12:30am | 11:30c

Cheap Eats

1am | 12c

Cheap Eats

1:30am | 12:30c

Cheap Eats

2am | 1c

Cheap Eats

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c