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