Broccoli with Buttered Crumbs

Course : Broccoli
Serves: 6
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1 bunch fresh broccoli *or*
20 ounces frozen broccoli
4 slices day-old firm white bread torn *or*
1 piece italian bread -- cubed 4 inch piece
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 medium Onion -- finely chopped
1 clove garlic -- minced
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation / Directions:

Cut the broccoli into florets. Peel the stems using a small paring knife and slice them crosswise into approximately 1/4-inch-thick rounds. Place the bread pieces in a food processor and pulse to make coarse crumbs. Reserve. Melt the butter in a skillet. Cook the onion and garlic over medium-low heat, stirring, for 5 minutes or until soft. Add the crumbs and salt. Stir over medium heat until crisp. In a large saucepan of boiling water, cook the broccoli for 5 minutes or until tender. Drain. Place the broccoli in a serving dish. Sprinkle with the crumbs. MICROWAVE IT! Microwave the broccoli with 1/2 cup water on High for about 6 minutes.

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