Perfect pan-fried broccoli
It sounded good so when I was grocery shopping at Trader Joe's, I picked up a bag of organic precut florets. (Normally I don't buy precut anything because it is more expensive but when I checked the price of the whole head per pound verses the precut, they were the same price. Whohoo, less work for me!)
Since I was using only florets, I skipped the stems section. Also when my pan was heated, I added a little bacon fat for flavor. Once it melted, I added the florets, the crushed red pepper and garlic (in that order). Tossing to coat, I cooked them according to the directions above. I topped with fresh grated Parmesan cheese.
They tasted awesome but were pretty spicy. The cheese made a great pairing.
I added the bacon fat to the pan then heated it. I added the garlic then the broccoli. Since the fat was already hot, the garlic and broccoli to get browned very quickly. I also must have used less red pepper flakes because the broccoli wasn't as spicy as the night before. I did everything else the same however the broccoli was a little too crunchy for me (perfect for my husband). I should have added the fat, broccoli, garlic and red pepper (in that order) to the pan after it was fully heated. Again, I served with shaved Parmesan cheese on top.
Overall, great recipe. I am already looking forward to having broccoli again.