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Friday, March 30, 2012

Caramelized Brussel Sprouts

Don't turn up your nose! Give this post a chance...yes, it is about brussel sprouts, and I don't know why they are so disliked :-)  A few weeks back at Scrumptious Sunday #2, The Traveling Spoon posted her recipe for Caramelized Brussel Sprouts.  The recipe caught my eye and I featured it that week.  Well I am here to tell you, I made the recipe and tried a few of her suggestions, and well, you'll have to read on for the verdict :-)

Here is the recipe that I used, based on The Traveling Spoon's eye-catching recipe:

3 slices bacon
1 tablespoon olive oil
12 brussel sprouts, washed and cut
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
3 tablespoons brown sugar

Cook bacon in frying pan, set aside to cool. Drain off excess grease from frying pan (don't worry about scraping clean, I figure a little extra bacon flavour is good!)

Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the pan, warm, and add minced garlic.  Saute for 1-2 minutes.  Add in the brussel sprouts and salt.  Saute for a few minutes until starting to heat through, then add the brown sugar.  Continue to cook and the brown sugar will melt away.  Crumble the bacon and add to the pan.  Serve immediately.

We are already brussel sprouts fans in our house.  But let's just say...this recipe is awesome!  There was NOTHING leftover.  Nada. Zilch. Empty serving dish!  My husband had THREE helpings, he liked the sprouts that much!  It was a WINNER!  We will be making this again...try this dish and you will become a fan of brussel sprouts!

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  1. I love brussel sprouts and this recipe looks incrediable! Have a fantastic weekend!

  2. You made brussel sprouts soaund good! :) Visiting from the BHE blog hop!

    1. Thanks! They were very good! Will be making them again for sure!

  3. Ok, I'll think about it. The caramelized part sounds enticing. :)

    1. Hope you give them a try :-) Thanks for stopping by!

  4. You've definitely improved on my recipe with the bacon - it looks wonderful!

    1. The bacon was one of your suggestions - thank you! Was a great addition :-)

  5. You are the best and so sweet to share your recipes I found this site only about a couple of months ago and I find my self on here hours at a time you are a wonderful person keep up the wonderful job


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