Trimming stems so they sit flat.
Remove center leaves and chokes.
Do not cook.
Cook onion and garlic in butter till tender.
Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan, and parsley.
Add onion mixture; mix lightly.
Spoon into artichokes.
Place stuffed artichokes in large saucepan, making sure artichokes won't tip over.
Pour water around artichokes in saucepan to a depth of 1 inch.
Bring to boiling; reduce heat.
Cover tightly; simmer' till artichokes are done, about 30 minutes.
Add a little additional water during cooking, if necessary.