Veggie or casserole topper

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
3 slices Bacon, diced
1 Garlic clove, finely chopped
⅓ cup Dry bread, cracker or cornflake crumbs
1 teaspoon Italian seasonings
¼ teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper

Place bacon in a 2-cup glass measure. Cover with paper towel. Stirring midway through cooking, microwave on high 3½ to 4 ½ minutes, or until bacon is crisp. Remove bacon and reserve.

Discard all nut 1 tablespoon bacon drippings. Add garlic and microwave on high 1 minute. Add bread crumbs, seasonings, pepper and reserved bacon; mix thoroughly. Sprinkle over cooked vegetables such as green beans, Brussels sprouts or broccoli. Or top a casserole during last 3-4 minutes of microwaving with mixture. Makes ⅔ cup.

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