2013 [so far] has been the year of an attempt at a healthier lifestyle and dinner menu. i've always been a bigger fan of carbs, starches, and sweets than veggies - it's no lie. so when i was perusing the pin' yesterday, i started thinking about new veggie options, amping up my culinary confidence, and no longer being a veggie virgin to some of these lovely...plants. enter: brussel sprouts. never have i ever tried brussel sprouts, and to be honest, they've never been placed on a plate in front of me. we just didn't have them in my house growing up. last night, i gave it a shot and was pleasantly surpised:

crispy brussel sprouts with bacon & garlic original

15-20 small brussel sprouts
3 bacon slices, chopped
2 garlic cloves, grated
thinly sliced ¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons rock salt, sea salt or "kosher" salt
salt and pepper

  1. peel off any bad leaves from the brussel sprouts
  2. bring a pot of water to the boil. add rock salt.
  3. blanch brussel sprouts for 4 minutes then drain and refresh in cold running water.

  4. cut sprouts in half lengthwise.

  5. in the meantime, heat olive oil on high. add bacon and cook 1 minute.
  6. add brussel sprouts and garlic and fry until they start to brown around the edges and the bacon crisps
  7. drain brussel sprouts to remove excess oil. serve hot.


Jess said...

I'm a HUGE fan of brussel sprouts and always looking for new ways to prepare them. I can't wait to try these out.

Whitney said...

I'm definitely bookmarking this recipe! I'd love to try this. If you've never tried a brussels sprout casserole, you definitely should. so yummy!!

Bekah @ re·solve said...

Funny, I read this and later in the week went out for apps with friends including one foodie. In talking about my switch to being vegetarian, he suggested a Brussels sprouts recipe to me! Maybe I'll be blogging one soon too...

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