Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Attack of the Brussel Sprouts

Today I decided to a plunge. Not the polar plunge. The plunge into brussel sprouts. 
My brother loves them.
I, however, wasn't so sure.

 Then I took a picture of them. 
What is that film on them?
I washed them, I swear!
They are looking less appetizing by the second.
I followed a recipe by my brother, basically a la Ina Garten
I cut them in half

Covered them in olive oil, salt and pepper.
Then I baked them for 20 minutes

If your wondering, this isn't the picture of the baked sprouts. 
By the time they were done the Minnesota Sun had gone down.
Ok, truthfully, I burned them, so they didn't look super-duper amazing.
I was slightly embarrassed by my lack of domestic goddess skills.
Verdict on the taste? Delicious. 
Turns out my brother was right!  They were crunchy and scrumptious.
I will be making this puppies again.
Do any of you have a good recipe for Brussel Sprouts?


  1. Mmmmmmmmm! I love brussel sprouts (and don't worry, that "film" is totally normal:)! Ben usually makes them with honey and walnuts. I don't have the recipe, but I think it's pretty simple. Cut in half, saute in butter/salt/pepper, and then when they are almost done, add honey and walnuts.

  2. Kristin-that sounds so good! I think I'm going to try that next time! Thanks for the tips!

  3. Nom, nom, I love brussel sprouts. I've cooked it many different ways. Here is an artery clogging recipe -
    * 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for the dish
    * Kosher salt
    * 1 pound Brussels sprouts,outer leaves and stems removed
    * Pinch of red pepper flakes
    * Freshly ground pepper
    * 1/2 cup heavy cream
    * 1/2 cup grated white cheddar cheese
    * 1/2 cup breadcrumbs

  4. oh my bressels sprouts! i LOVE them soooooo much. this is my FAVORITE recipe ever.

  5. Oh my gosh guys I'm going to try each and every one of these, even if it clogs my artery's!

  6. I dont eat much brussel sprouts but I totally should. This sounds really yummy. Thanks, darling
    Enjoy your Thursday

  7. I love love brussel sprouts myself!!! I do roast them just the way you did! YUM!!