Sprouts Get Sexy


So last week I learned that several of my Tasty Tuesday co-bloggers don't like Brussels sprouts. Well, I can understand that. I didn't like them for many years and my husband didn't like them for even longer. Not until just last year, in fact.

Last Thanksgiving it was just the two of us, so my  husband and I decided to travel up to Calistoga and have dinner out at the Calistoga Inn. They had a wonderful holiday menu, with several delicious side-dishes, but the real surprise of the day was the Brussels sprouts, which was so good, it made my husband an instant convert.

Today, I'm posting a recipe that's pretty close. I dare you to try it!  I think you might be surprised.

  • 1  pound of Brussels sprouts,  trimmed and cut in half
  • 3 slices of bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 large red onion,  sliced
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  1. Cook Brussels sprouts for 5 minutes in salted, boiling water, then drain. 
  2. Fry bacon pieces with onions until bacon is crispy. 
  3. Pour off bacon grease. 
  4. Add brussels sprouts to the pan and stir-fry until brussels sprouts begin to brown. 
  5. Season with salt and pepper.

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Selena Robins said...

I don't like bacon either. LOL But my family likes those sprouts and bacon, so I will give your recipe a go for them.

Nancy Lauzon said...

Anything fried with bacon tastes awesome, so I'll give these a try =)

Kimberley Troutte said...

Strangely, my kids like Brussels, but I don't. I bet I'd like these. Thanks!