Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Yummy Brussels Sprouts...It's True!

I never used to like brussels sprouts.  Of course, I had only had frozen ones that had been steamed or boiled.   I would hear people say they loved brussels sprouts but I always thought they were crazy.  That is, until I saw an episode of "Take Home Chef".

In this episode, Curtis Stone made brussels sprouts that everyone loved!  He started with fresh brussels sprouts, cut off the ends and removed any loose leaves, and then sauteed them.  Curtis explained that the browning of the vegetables brought out the natural sugars making them wonderful. Well, I tried this at home and it's true.  However, I had difficulties making them all cook evenly since they vary in size.  Here's my solution.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Yummy Brussels Sprouts

1 pound fresh brussels sprouts
2-3 cloves fresh garlic
2 Tbsp olive oil, butter, or a combination of both
Salt and pepper to taste

Equipment Needed:
Food processor w/slicing blade
Garlic press

Start with fresh brussels sprouts and wash them

Cut the ends off, remove any loose leaves, and shred them in a food processor fitted with the slicing blade.

Melt 1-2 Tbsp oil/butter in a skillet over medium-high heat to high heat.  Once hot, add the brussels sprouts to your pan.  Saute.  See how they become a nice bright green?

Using a garlic press, add your garlic.  Saute until a lot of the brussels sprouts are browned with the remaining a  beautiful green.

Add salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!
Trust me, these are delish....especially if you are a broccoli lover!


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