With a sharp knife, trim any old or dis- coloured leaves from the sprouts and wash them thoroughly.
Cut a cross in the base of each sprout.
Half fill a medium sized saucepan with water and add 1 teaspoon of the salt.
Bring the water to a boil over moderately high heat.
Add the sprouts.
Bring the water back to the boil and cook the sprouts uncovered for 5 minutes.
Cover the pan and cook the sprouts for 10 minutes longer or until they are tender but still crisp.
Drain the sprouts and transfer them to a heated serving dish.
Sprinkle them with the eggs, parsley, pepper and remaining salt.
Set the dish aside.
In a small saucepan, melt the butter over moderate heat.
Add the breadcrumbs.
Cook the mixture for 10 minutes, or until the breadcrumbs are golden, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon.
Sprinkle the browned breadcrumbs over the sprouts and serve at once.