Broccoli In A Crispy Crust

Broccoli is very often cooked in batter. We’ve gone a step further and made an interesting breading for the sprouts using bread, smoked bacon and spices. The breaded broccoli can be either a side dish or a stand-alone dish.


500g broccoli

200g crumb of stale white bread

1 garlic clove

1 chili pepper

3 sprigs of rosemary

70 g finely sliced smoked bacon

extra virgin olive oil

salt, pepper

Step by step recipe

Step 1

Cut the broccoli into florets, halve the large florets. Halve the chili and remove the seeds. Finely chop the chili and garlic.

Step 2.

Boil salted water in a large saucepan, add the broccoli and simmer for 4 minutes. Then immediately plunge the broccoli into the iced water. Remove and dry on paper towels.

Step 3

Mix the finely chopped bacon with the breadcrumbs, chili pepper, garlic, rosemary leaves and chop with a blender to a crumble. Fry the resulting mixture in a dry non-stick frying pan until golden.

Step 4

Place the broccoli in a pan with 1 tbsp olive oil and heat through. Mix with the resulting breadcrumbs, sprinkle with freshly ground pepper and serve.

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