Monday, February 8, 2010

Yum....or Yuck?

I have never had brussels sprouts in my life.  For good reason, my maman recently pointed out, they weren't allowed anywhere near my parents house.  My Daddy hates them, and I blame this on boiled brussels sprouts (which is I imagine what he was forced to eat sometime during his childhood).  So I had never had them....until tonight.

I picked up some tiny fresh brussels sprouts from the store because G loves cabbage and the like.  I was armed with a recipe by DesertCandy, and a brave heart (and stomach).   I had to improvise with the recipe, because shallots we did not have, and we're snowed in.  Instead I mixed olive oil and some bacon grease (fresh, we fried bacon earlier for a quiche I made this afternoon), added some garlic powder and onion powder (what can I say, shockingly I am out of both onions and garlic), and followed the rest of the recipe.  
Amazing!  These turned out so good that G and I were fighting over who got more (he won, he's a growing boy after all!).  I was so surprised I called my mom up and described it as so-good-I'm-going-to-trick-Daddy-into-trying-them good.  She at first said yuck, but seemed intrigued when I said they kinda reminded me of cauliflower.  So please, if you think you're not a fan of brussels sprouts go out and get some (they're in season) and try this recipe.  Add a little sauteed bacon if you wish.  Next up on our list is breaded brussels sprouts, I'll let you know how that goes!


  1. Mmmmm, I LOVE brussels sprouts!! I usually cut them in half, toss in olive oil and a little salt, then roast in a HOT oven on a metal cookie sheet until tender (shake or turn halfway through). WOW, they are soooo good, especially the crispy parts. And sooooo easy!! Glad you've discovered/enjoyed this earthy pleasure!! It's a keeper!

  2. This looks really good! I actually have no ever had brussel sprouts either. Hmm... we may have to try these.

  3. Roasted brussel sprouts are great, we've been doing them in my family for a long time. Right now I'm really loving roasted cabbage with balsamic vinegar...yum!!

  4. I would look past brussel sprouts. Also, I dont' think I ever had them. So thanks for the idea as I love anything with bacon!