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Boiled Asparagus with Parsleyed Breadcrumbs

Perfectly cooked asparagus is bright green and crisp-tender. When it's undercooked, it's stiff; overcooked, mushy.

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Source: Everyday Food, March/April 2003


  • 2/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds asparagus


  1. In a medium skillet, toast breadcrumbs with melted butter over medium heat until golden. Remove; stir in parsley, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and a pinch of pepper.

  2. Cook asparagus in boiling salted water until tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Drain; top with breadcrumbs.

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