Hands up if your parents completely ruined brussels sprouts for you. Yes, those soggy, claggy, bitter, over-boiled grey-green morsels of "food". The same goes for broccoli, really.
Well there's no need to hide from them anymore.
There is a way -- an easy way -- to make brussels sprouts taste good. Delicious, in fact. And it doesn't involve putting them in the bin and making mac and cheese instead.
The trick is to fry them in a pan -- not boil them in water for 40 minutes. Using olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic and chilli flakes, and bacon and Parmesan for something extra, you can transform brussels sprouts into a truly tasty dish.
Give it a go. Seriously.
Brussels sprouts that taste good recipe
- 10 Brussels sprouts, rinsed and cut in half
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- Sea salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- Chilli flakes, to taste
- Extras: pan fried bacon, Parmesan
- Heat a frying pan on medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Once hot, add the brussels sprouts to the pan and lower heat to medium.
- Pan fry sprouts, stirring occasionally to prevent burning, until bright green and slightly tender, with golden brown spots on the outside -- between 3-5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, add crushed garlic and sprinkle chilli flakes. Toss to coat for one minute, and remove from heat.
- Serve immediately. Optional: add cooked bacon bits and/or freshly grated Parmesan cheese on top.
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