Friday, May 24, 2013

Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

Finally, we see the SUN!  This cloudy, dreary stuff was on my last raw nerve and quite frankly, I am tired of it!  Give me 20 degrees, just GIVE ME SUN!  I love spring, I love tulips and I love peony's and I love fresh air and green grass.  I am in heaven this time of year!! 

So how do YOU feel about brussel sprouts?  I swear, I have turned every brussel sprout hater into a lover after they eat these.  The funny part is, they aren't anything spectacular, nothing I am sure a bazillion other people don't do.  I think the problem lies in the preparation of the actual brussel sprout.  People get it mushy or crunchy, no happy medium.

Now, to prep the brussel sprouts, you will choose either fresh or frozen.   No turning your noses up, frozen is fine.  Trust me.  They will retain a nice bright green color too!!  No icky, nasty dark mushy green syndrome here!

You will need approx 3/4 to 1lb of brussel sprouts. 

FROZEN- Take out of the freezer and microwave 2 minutes.  Leave in the bag until ready to saute.

FRESH-  Clean the outer leaves off if you need too.  Place into salted boiling water, boil for 3-4 minutes.  No more, no less.  Drain. 

In a large skillet, add in 1 tbsp butter, 4 slices of bacon that you have cut into small pieces.  Saute for 3 minutes. 

Add in drained brussel sprouts and saute another 3 minutes.  Crack some fresh cracked black pepper over the top and serve!

Trust me, this might just turn your brussel sprout hating family/friends into brussel sprout lovers.  I mean if bacon doesn't help turn them to the sprout side, NOTHING can!!

Your "thank GOD for brussel sprouts" Chefwannabe


  1. yummy, I am going to have to add bacon to mine that has your favorite, balsamic vinegar lol.

  2. Yum. I prepare mine the same way - crispy pancetta sometimes instead of bacon. And yes, a drizzle of aged balsamic is divine!

  3. yum!!!! I will be making this this weekend!