Thursday, September 1, 2011

New Ways for Brussels Sprouts

From my childhood, Brussels Sprouts have always been cooked whole, usually steamed in a little water.  Some people then added a cheese sauce or butter and served.  But my daughter prepared them a little differently, at a family function the other day, and I really like them better, cooked her way!    She also prepared them roasted another day, which adds a new dimension to the flavor.  So I got the recipes from her and present them for your pleasure:

Sauteed Shredded Brussels Sprouts

Cut Brussels sprouts in half and V cut out the core.  Then slice/shred the sprouts like you would cabbage for a slaw.  In a large fry pan or wok, drizzle a mixture of olive oil, a little butter for flavor and (optional) a tablespoon of bacon drippings/grease for flavor.  Add sprouts and saute until tender crisp. Turn out into a serving bowl and serve hot. 

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Halve your Brussels Sprouts and V cut out the core as above recipe if desired. Drizzle olive oil on a cookie sheet before adding the halved sprouts.  Cook under the broiler, stirring occasionally to prevent burning for 10-20 minutes (depending on how many you have) until they are caramelized and lightly browned on the edges.  Serve hot!


memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

You know, I don't think I've ever eaten brussle sprouts. But the first recipe sounds yummy :)

Heathers Meadow said...

Oh my! I love the idea of shredding them!! My kids love Brussel Sprouts and we make them in Bacon Grease as well cooked low and slow until they get carmelized. Thanks for sharing. I think I might try the shredding next time!

Melody said...

I've never had brussel sprouts. I've always heard they were awful, so I was a little surprised to see someone so excited about them on a blog :)

Kathleen said...

Mmmmm! Sounds yummy! Great idea.

Heathers Meadow said...

OMGosh!!!!! So I just had to try this over the weekend. I used my Vidalia chopper to cut up the sprouts and it worked like a dream and was super fast. I made 2 pounds of them for 6 adults and 4 kids. I only had a small amount of bacon grease to add to the pan so I added what I had and also added a little bit of garlic flavored oil and also some Tony chachers (a southern spice). They were gone in about 10 seconds flat. The kids were asking for seconds. Thanks so much for the idea. I will be making them this way from now on.