Broccoli with Parmesan-breadcrumbs and hard boiled egg

    30 min

    Steamed broccoli is topped with buttery breadcrumbs and chopped hard-boiled egg in this French (Polish-inspired) side dish.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 450g broccoli, cut into florets
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 60g dry breadcrumbs
    • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 hard boiled egg, finely chopped

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Cover and bring the water to the boil over high heat. Add the broccoli, cover and steam until just tender, 2 to 6 minutes depending on thickness. Drain broccoli and place into a serving dish.
    2. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; stir in breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese. Cook until the breadcrumbs are golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Sprinkle the browned breadcrumbs on top of the steamed broccoli and toss gently. Sprinkle chopped hard boiled egg on top.

    Parmesan cheese:

    Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.

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    Made the Broccoli Polanaise today. Thought it was a quick, easy side dish to make. Used Italian bread crumbs and real butter - made it very rich. Would make again.  -  19 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I enjoyed this. It does need some seasoning so i added a spicy salt blend. I also dry toated some panko crumbs instead of using the butter and added some light butter to the dish afterwards.  -  19 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    it was okay  -  26 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)