Friday, November 26, 2010

Sauteed Brussel Sprouts

I have never had brussel sprouts before but with Thanksgiving around the corner all the cooking blogs I read and cooking shows I watch have been talking about brussel sprouts.  So I called my Mom and asked if she has ever had them and she told me that my grandmother used  to serve them to the family.  My mom said she never liked them and that she remembers them giving her headaches or neck aches she was not sure which one... ?  So after many laughs about the "side effects" of brussel sprouts I decided I would make them.  Not because I want to make myself sick but they just look so yummy.  So, I crossed my fingers and hoped I would not have any of those "side effects" my mother claimed to have.  So here is what I did:

10 brussel sprouts stems cut of and halved, 1 small chopped onion, 2 minced cloves of garlic or 1/2 a minced clove of elephant garlic, 4 diced slices of bacon,  a pinch of salt and fresh ground pepper to taste.

Heat a fry pan and throw in the chopped bacon. Saute the bacon for a few minutes and then throw in the onions and garlic.  Saute that for a few more minutes and then throw in a pinch of salt and some fresh ground pepper.  Once the brussel spouts start to brown and get tender, they are ready!

I have to say that these brussel sprouts were so good and tasty and I had no "side effects",  although I did call my Mom and joke with her about how terrible I felt and it was the brussel sprouts fault  :)

All joking aside I will definitely be making these again and in many more creative ways.


  1. I love to cook brussels sprouts this way, but I like to shred mine in the food processor before I cook them. This makes great leftovers, too, even served cold the next day.



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