Charred Asparagus with Buttery Breadcrumbs
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Total: 10-15 mins
Three cheers for asparagus spears! Our favourite spring veg make a sesational side for your Easter lunch, smokily charred and then topped with buttery breadcrumbs for crunch.
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Ingredients you'll need
  • 67½g butter
  • 75g breadcrumbs
  • 600g asparagus
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  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
You'll need
  • Large frying panLarge frying pan
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    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.

  • 2.

    Snap the woody ends off the asparagus - just bend the spears and they will snap in the right place. Discard the woody ends.

  • 3.

    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.

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