May 5, 2008

Broccoli with Toasted Garlic

One vegetable I can almost always get my boys to eat is broccoli. I know it's weird, they could care less about green peas but broccoli they will eat. Of course, steaming it all the time gets b-o-r-i-n-g. Enter Ellie Krieger! Her recipe for Broccoli with Toasted Garlic is so simple and so delicious that you'll want to make it this way all the time. The garlic is really crispy and brown and nice to nibble on by itself.

After you toast the garlic in the EVOO, you take it out and set aside. Then you toss in the broccoli and toss it with the EVOO in the skillet that has been infused with the garlic. The broccoli takes on the garlic flavor which is truly the star of this dish.

If you want to try something a bit different from the usual steamed broccoli, this is a good one to give a try. It's actually a bit faster than steaming and it tastes so much better. This side dish is even nice enough to serve to guests, so mark it to try soon.

8 comments:

Memaw's memories said...

I've been making broccoli similar to this. I throw a bit of chopped onion and the garlic in and then the broccoli. Sometimes my garlic gets overdone, so I'm going to try this.

I find it amazing how quickly broccoli cooks too.

We had it with crab cakes Saturday night. Both were really good.

That Girl said...

I actually got my husband to eat veggies by adding garlic to them. Like a little magic trick!

jd said...

Great recipe!

I love broccoli, too, but I agree, it can get boring sometimes...

My "go-to" version consists of steamed broccoli with minced garlic, olive oil, & crushed red pepper flakes.

However, I really like the idea of "toasting" the garlic. I can't wait to try it. Thanks!

RecipeGirl said...

Hey, I did an Ellie K. recipe today too :)

Broccoli is just about the only veggie that my little one will eat too. Thanks for the new idea!

Katie said...

YUM! That looks so great with the toasted garlic. Great idea!

Deborah said...

The toasted garlic sounds like such a great addition!

swirlingnotions said...

Love recipes like this! I used to burn the crap out of garlic until I realized I could scoop it out and use it as a topping, and then saute the veggies in the flavored oil. Brilliant!

Kevin said...

Toasted golden brown garlic sounds good!

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