Girl + Fire = Food



Thursday, May 30, 2013

Un-Yucked Brussels Sprouts

I'm a grown woman and still as disgusted by Brussels sprouts as any child. There are just some things that to this day remain, for lack of a better term, yucky.

But Brussels sprouts, like other vegetables, are good for you. I've been trying to find ways to make them more palatable. There are actually people who LOVE Brussels sprouts. Some of these people are ones I know and even love.
I still think they're weird.

Friends suggested sautéing with garlic, roasting, steaming...the more like-minded suggesting throwing them away. This was, by far, the best idea.

But one lone comrade introduced the idea of brown sugar and bacon. Well, duh. Bacon makes everything better! And maybe caramelizing and candying (is that a word?) these icky little vegetables was the one way to make them appealing.

It ALMOST worked. Brown sugar is delicious. Bacon is delicious. But Brussels sprouts still taste like dirt.

At least they looked pretty.

print recipe

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Sugar and bacon can help make vegetables more palatable.
  • 1/2 pound bacon
  • 1/2 pound Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
1. Fry the bacon in a skillet. Remove to paper towel and allow to cool before chopping into half-inch pieces. Reserve 1 tablespoon of bacon drippings.2. In the same skillet with the bacon drippings, melt the butter over medium heat. Sauté the sprouts until the edges begin to blacken.3. Add in the brown sugar and chopped bacon. Mix to coat evenly. Remove from heat as soon as sugar melts completely. Serve warm.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 2 servings


Chinmay Sahoo said...

Just wanted to thank you for the grrrreat ideas. As of yet I do not have a blog, however that said, I now have many options.

Hair Building Fiber
Sandhi Sudha
Step Up Height Increaser
Growth on Powder
Growth on Height
Fat Cutter

Unknown said...

Hi, thanks for this post. It is exactly what i was looking for. Look forward to reading more .

Fat Cutter
Roop Amrit
Air sofa cum bed
Sandhi Sudha Oil
Hanumaan Chalisa Yantra
Hot Shaper

Ellen Sammy said...

I wish for the great of success in all of our destiny endeavors

Rayne said...

It ensures a seamless find more workflow through effective project management

muskan mourya said...

Hi! I love how informative and great your articles are. Can you recommend a List of Citrus Fruits or blogs that go over the same topics? Thanks a lot!

trgumvdr3r said...

Additionally, all water lines must be flushed and drained to remove excess moisture. Achieve optimum move, fill stress, cooling time, and dimensions/tolerance. Harder metal isn't a sensible choice|a good selection} for tooling parts subject to side-loading or influence, as a result of|as a outcome of} if it flexes it'll crack. In general, the Boxers for Men more easy the process, the more likely it is to achieve and keep tight tolerances. In this mold design concept, you'll obtain means to|tips on how to} mix the difficult mold sliders and management the slider moving step by step. Injection mold fuel vent performance may be increased with the correct polish and surface coating.