Thursday, June 17, 2010

Brussel Sprouts

I went to the farmer's market last weekend and was drawn to the brussel sprouts. Do I even like these? I wasn't sure, but they were fresh and cheap so I got them. Then I scoured the internet for an enticing recipe. I found something but then when I went about making them I changed the recipe so much that I'm not even sure it could be called the same one.

If you already like brussel sprouts, this recipe is for you. It is flavorful and would be great with any vegetable, particularly anything that doesn't start with brussel and end with sprouts.

It turns out that even with bacon and garlic, I do not like brussel sprouts. But who knows, maybe you love them!

Some brussel sprouts (sorry I don't know how many I had but it seemed like wayyy too many), cut in half
1 shallot, diced
3 large garlic cloves, crushed
3 slices bacon
I T olive oil
1/4 water
Balsamic vinegar

1. Boil water, add sprouts and cook one minute. Remove, drain and place in ice water for another minute.
2. Meanwhile, cook bacon, drain on paper towels and cut into bits, set aside.
3. In the same frying pan, add shallot and garlic and cook 30 seconds in bacon grease. Add sprouts and bacon and oil if you didn't have enough bacon grease.
4. Add water and sprinkle some vinegar on top. Cook until liquid is reduced and sprouts are fork tender. Serve warm

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

i do love them! thanks!