- 45g butter
- 50g breadcrumbs
- 400g asparagus
- Sea salt
- Freshly ground pepper
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Large frying panLarge frying pan
Place a large frying pan on a medium heat. Add the butter to the pan and swirl it round to melt it. Tip in the breadcrumbs and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Fry, stirring, for 2-3 mins till the breadcrumbs are golden brown. Scoop into a bowl and set aside till you're ready to serve the asparagus.
Snap the woody ends off the asparagus - just bend the spears and they will snap in the right place. Discard the woody ends.
Pour 1 tbsp olive oil into the frying pan and warm over a high heat for 1 min. Slide in the asparagus and cook for 4-5 mins, turning once or twice, till tender and slightly charred. Scoop the asparagus onto a serving plate and scatter over the buttery breadcrumbs to serve.