Friday, January 28, 2011

Brussel Sprouts Even My Hubby Will Eat

You may not dig brussel sprouts. Your mama may have made you eat them as a child. If she did, she's one smart cookie! Brussel sprouts are rich in protein, fiber, minerals and antioxidants. This is a recipe for sprouts that even my husband will eat. I made these off a recipe once, but I can't find it now. This is what I remember and they turn out great!

Bacon & Brussel Sprouts

1 bag fresh brussel sprouts
4 slices of turkey bacon cut into 1/2 inch pieces
salt & pepper
oil for your skillet

Wash sprouts, peel off any loose outer leaves. Cut off the tough white end. Cut each sprout in half lengthwise. Steam the sprouts until tender (about 7 minutes or so).
Heat a few teaspoons of oil in your skillet. Use a cast iron skillet if you have one. (Small amounts of iron leech into your food, when cast iron-cooking). Cook bacon slices. Remove bacon from skillet and set aside. Place sprouts flat side down in the skillet. Add salt and pepper to taste. Saute the flat side of the sprouts until brown, but not burned. You'll probably need to do at least 2 batches, adding extra oil if needed. Once all the sprouts have been sauteed, add all of them and the bacon back in to the skillet for a minute or two to re-warm. Eat up! Makes about 4-6 servings.

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