Parmesan-Crumb Broccoli

In an attempt to get my children to eat broccoli…

1 bunch broccoli (about 1 lb.), cut into small pieces
1 slice whole wheat bread, ground in food processor (about 1 cup)
2 T butter
1 T fresh thyme leaves
1/2 cup grated Parmesan

Cook the broccoli in lightly salted boiling water until crisp-tender, about 2-4 minutes. Drain.

Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the crumbs and thyme. Toast until golden and then remove from heat.

Put the broccoli in a serving bowl. Toss in the breadcrumb mixture. Let cool for a couple of minutes or so and then toss in Parmesan.

Did I change anything? Yes, I changed the instructions a little bit. The original instructions had me tossing the Parmesan in while everything else was still really hot, it melted and we ended up with big glops of breading that weren’t coating the broccoli at all. Hopefully by letting things cool down a bit first, that won’t happen.

What did the family think? Thumbs up from everyone but the youngest. Surprised? 🙂

from Real Simple

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