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?

7 comments:

  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.

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

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  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

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  4. oh my bressels sprouts! i LOVE them soooooo much. this is my FAVORITE recipe ever.
    http://foodwishes.blogspot.com/2010/12/brussels-sprouts-roasted-with-cipollini.html

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

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

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

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