Scatter a crown of these noble crumbs over any baked vegetable dish and put in the oven for a final crisping. Or just serve as a separate bowl with a simple meal of roast meats or game, and invite each guest to add breadcrumbs and sauce.
Melt butter in pan until foaming. Reduce heat to low, and add the crumbs gradually, stirring with a wire whisk until crumbs have absorbed the butter and turned golden and crisp. Add parsley, salt and pepper, and serve.