In a saucepan, bring slightly salted water to the boil. The water should later only just cover the florets, so filling about a third of a medium pan with water should work. Wash and cut broccoli into florets. Add to boiling water. Cook for 10 minutes.
In a frying pan, melt the butter on medium heat. Sauté garlic and ham in melted butter. Add dried breadcrumbs and parsley.
Drain broccoli, then add to frying pan. Mash florets with a wooden spoon. Stir well, season to taste and serve.