Broccoli Polonaise

Vegetables served polonaise-style are topped with a mixture of butter, breadcrumbs, parsley and hard-cooked egg. You can also serve this topping over steamed asparagus or cauliflower.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 13 minutes
Makes: 4 servings

1 pound fresh broccoli spears or 1 package (16 ounces) frozen broccoli spears
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1/3 cup seasoned fine dry breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1 hard-cooked large egg, finely chopped

1. Bring 1/2 inch water in a large saucepan to boil over high heat. Add the fresh broccoli. Lower heat and simmer, covered, 8 to 10 minutes or until tender-crisp. (Or, cook the frozen broccoli according to package directions.) Drain and arrange broccoli on a platter.

2. Meanwhile, heat butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until lightly browned. Stir in breadcrumbs, parsley, lemon rind, ground red pepper and hard-cooked egg. Spoon over cooked broccoli. Serve warm. Makes 4 servings.

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