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

Everyday Food, March/April 2003

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
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  • 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.

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

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