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Brussels Sprouts


  • 500 g brussels sprouts

  • 8 strips bacon

  • salt & pepper

  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • 1.

    Cut the cores from the sprouts and discard.

  • 2.

    Peel off the leaves, reserving them, and discard or thinly slice the tight, innermost heads.

  • 3.

    Heat a sauté pan and fry the bacon until crisp; remove to paper towel to drain.

  • 4.

    Pour all but a tablespoon of fat from the pan.

  • 5.

    Add the butter, to melt.

  • 6.

    Toss the leaves in, and sauté until tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • 7.

    Season, crumble over the bacon, and serve.

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Posted by JulieReport
WOW it is SO GOOD to hear from people who love to eat their Brussel Sprouts!!!!!!!!!!! Even though I am married to a grower of B.Sprouts and have cooked them a billion ways, I have still been given some good ideas from these comments. We also love our sprouts, mainly stirfried with what ever I have in the fridge that day!!!!!!! But a favorite is microwaved/steamed until they are how you like them, then thrown in the pan with olive oil and bacon, taken out, and covered in sour cream. (If you want to go the whole hog, also add grated parmasan!!!!!!! YUMMY.
Posted by PamityReport
I cook onions/shallots with the bacon then add to the sprouts, it's the only way my husband will eat them. I really like the idea of lemon juice and the almonds, though I'm happy to eat sprouts steamed with a knob of butter on top:)
Posted by BM89Report
I like the idea of lemon juice, verjuice or white wine. Try halving them (don't worry about coring as in the recipe above) Saute in butter and sprinkle with flaked almonds. Too easy!
Posted by AS85Report
Can't wait to try I love brussels sprouts but i only ever cook them hole in boiling water
Posted by MichaelReport
Try deglazing with a bit of booze, verjuice or lemon juice.
Posted by Katie7777Report
delia has one like this i have a white wine in it
Posted by Annette284Report
I've been doing this recipe for a long time I use Philly cream cheese also frozen spinach mushrooms bacon onion s and p it's a great way to get the family to eat sprouts fresh sprouts are best used steam them before hand for a great taste try and see for yourself