French Fridays with Dorie: Garlicky crumb-coated broccoli

There’s really not much to say about this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe. Garlicky crumb-coated broccoli (p 334) was a huge hit with me. All week. I made this dish at least 3 times because I found it incredibly difficult to photograph (and clearly didn’t quite “get it” after so many tries!).  Normally I would serve this as a side dish with some meat but Neil was out all week and I don’t generally cook for myself when he’s not there.  I ate this mixed in with some pasta, on top of rice and as a snack. It’s pretty versatile.

As Dorie herself says, “rolling broccoli around in some buttery breadcrumbs flavoured with garlic, lemon and herbs is […] transformative.” Had I been introduced to broccoli with this recipe, I might have been a fan much earlier in my life. It really is that good 🙂

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70 thoughts on “French Fridays with Dorie: Garlicky crumb-coated broccoli”

  1. Mardi, these are beautiful! I loved these breadcrumbs so much I’m thinking of using them with other preparations.

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  2. A nice New World warm climate (= slightly buttery, not too oaked) Chardonnary would pair nicely. Australia and California come to mind.

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  3. I need to try this version of broccoli! I like broccoli in just about any and every way possible, but the boys here are more picky (by a ton). I think I might be able to convert them over to broccoli eaters with this recipe 😀

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  4. Ooooh! I’m not a fan of broccoli but I do absolutely love garlic! Maybe this is a good way to introduce this vitamin packed veg into my dinner rotation 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Mardi – I may skip this week’s recipe but not for lack of wanting to try it. I was having a hard time imagining how to cut the broccoli – I think her recipe said into six stalks – that seemed unusual – but perhaps she intended them to be served as one large piece. Anyhow – I pictured them more like you show them. Glad to hear it’s a great recipe because our family is a bit tired of my usual simple approach to preparing broccoli. But we do love the vegetable. Congrats on having the determination to keep trying on the photo. I think you did a great job.

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  6. Oh good, I am not the only one in the ‘I could not photograph this broccoli’ category. 🙂
    But, you obviously got it to work for you… the photos look amazing!

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  7. The broccoli looks delicious! You always make the photo looks so good and make me so hungry just to look at it!

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  8. Well, even with such a difficult subject…you managed to come up with interesting shots. I really love how the breadcrumbs “pop” on your spears. Can’t wait to make (and eat) these on Sunday!

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  9. It’s so hard to make a plate of broccoli look enticing but you’ve managed to do a great job here! And if I had 3 tries at making this, I still wouldn’t have coated my broccoli as thoroughly as you did, right down to the stalks!

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  10. I love that you made it three times to get it just right :). True blogger dedication. I am excited for the royal wedding too. Great idea.

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  11. Nana and I both REALLY enjoyed this dish …..as did our families. I was chuckling because it was a bit hard to photograph – though this was in large part due to my family chowing it down ! Your photos turned out amazing. This one is now at the top of my repeat list. A phenomenal FFriday.

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  12. Well, practice makes perfect because those pictures come out wonderful. The brocoli looks rustic and classy and crunchy enough to enjoy a plateful!

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  13. I think this transforms them from “little trees” to “little flowers” 🙂

    I’m afraid when I get to the stage in my diet when I can test out broccoli that it will have a bad reaction. I love those little trees. Or flowers.

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  14. Well., I think you nailed these pics, they look wonderful. I have only had these once & I loved them., thanks for the reminder 🙂

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  15. I finally broke down and ordered AMFT last week…resistance was futile! I can’t wait to make this and so many of the other Dorie recipes that you and others have shared. I’ll surely join along for FFWD too!

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