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(Metro)   We've come full Brussels sprouts just in time for the Christmas season. Plug 'em in if you've got 'em   (metro.co.uk) divider line 21
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2013-11-27 08:52:58 AM
Brussels sprouts are delicious.

Suck it, haters.
 
2013-11-27 09:08:39 AM
I bought bread from a man in Brussels. He was six foot four and full of mussels.
 
2013-11-27 09:14:03 AM

Cortez the Killer: Brussels sprouts are delicious.

Suck it, haters.


Yeah, it's a shame that too many people overcook them.

I was kinda hoping the article would explain how the brussel sprout batteries worked. I mean, I know why it works, but it would be cool to see a schematic, or something. Good on the kids for coming up with it.
 
2013-11-27 09:16:24 AM

Orion5k: I bought bread from a man in Brussels. He was six foot four and full of mussels.


Did he speak-a your language?
 
2013-11-27 09:34:48 AM
I realize it was a lesson for kids and all but what does something like this teach anyone? That if you spend $15 on brussel sprouts and $1000 on a contraption to mount them you can generate 15 cents worth of electricity?
 
2013-11-27 09:58:38 AM

Cortez the Killer: Brussels sprouts are delicious.

Suck it, haters.


Fresh Brussels sprouts are delicious, frozen Brussels sprouts are hideous.
 
Ant
2013-11-27 10:53:23 AM

Cortez the Killer: Brussels sprouts are delicious.

Suck it, haters.


This.

Cut them in half
Cut some raw bacon into bits and fry it up
Cook the halved brussels sprouts in the bacon grease until they're bright green and tender
 
Ant
2013-11-27 10:54:29 AM

SordidEuphemism: Orion5k: I bought bread from a man in Brussels. He was six foot four and full of mussels.

Did he speak-a your language?


No, he just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich.
 
Ant
2013-11-27 10:55:33 AM

treecologist: Fresh Brussels sprouts are delicious, frozen Brussels sprouts are hideous.


This too. I hate most frozen or canned vegetables. Peas and corn are OK, I guess.
 
2013-11-27 11:04:23 AM

Ant: treecologist: Fresh Brussels sprouts are delicious, frozen Brussels sprouts are hideous.

This too. I hate most frozen or canned vegetables. Peas and corn are OK, I guess.


I've had success using frozen Brussels sprouts in a gratin. You blanch the frozen sprouts for about 6-8 minutes in boiling water, drain, then add to a buttered baking dish. Mix in salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper to taste. Mix in about 3/4 cup of shreaded extra sharp white cheddar cheese. Then, add a bit of heavy cream, about 1/2 a cup. Bake until bubbly and starting to brown on top.

Of course this works better with fresh, but the frozen wasn't bad.
 
2013-11-27 11:14:55 AM

Ant: SordidEuphemism: Orion5k: I bought bread from a man in Brussels. He was six foot four and full of mussels.

Did he speak-a your language?

No, he just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich.


SordidEuphemism: Orion5k: I bought bread from a man in Brussels. He was six foot four and full of mussels.

Did he speak-a your language?


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2013-11-27 11:20:52 AM

Ant: treecologist: Fresh Brussels sprouts are delicious, frozen Brussels sprouts are hideous.

This too. I hate most frozen or canned vegetables. Peas and corn are OK, I guess.


also this

& my brussels sprouts recipe:

cast iron pan w/ butter
add halved sprouts
cook until browned
add cream & brown for just a bit longer

nom om nom nom
 
2013-11-27 12:31:43 PM
An ex GF of mine would saute Brussels sprouts in olive oil with some butter.  Garlic, onion, and tiny Brazilian hot peppers.  Delicious.

And two hours after eating them I'd be pumping out cubic yards of the foulest farts ever to come out of someone's ass.

I have no idea why she kept making them for me.
 
2013-11-27 01:15:55 PM

KidneyStone: I have no idea why she kept making them for me.


Sounds like she liked the smell.
 
2013-11-27 03:13:05 PM
slice 'em in half.
Olive oil & kosher salt.
ROAST THOSE SUCKERS until they are toasty brown.


That's it.
I never thought I'd like brussel sprouts but I can not get enough of them this way.
 
2013-11-27 03:44:49 PM

Hz so good: Cortez the Killer: Brussels sprouts are delicious.

Suck it, haters.

Yeah, it's a shame that too many people overcook them.

I was kinda hoping the article would explain how the brussel sprout batteries worked. I mean, I know why it works, but it would be cool to see a schematic, or something. Good on the kids for coming up with it.


I would imagine that it would be just like a potato clock in its raw, fundimental principle.

now instead of potatoes, you have a billion brussel sprouts, they are wired in series, and each cell is probably then run in parralel. run the output of all that to a jule thief type of booster to charge a bank of batteries.
 
2013-11-27 05:07:51 PM
Well, at least it's not a potato battery, I'll give it that. Not terrifically original, though, know what I mean? Not exactly primary research, even within the child sciences. I realize they're children . . . still: low hanging fruit. Barely science, really.
 
2013-11-27 10:05:47 PM

exparrot: slice 'em in half.
Olive oil & kosher salt.
ROAST THOSE SUCKERS until they are toasty brown.


That's it.
I never thought I'd like brussel sprouts but I can not get enough of them this way.


This.

Roasting pan, brussel sprouts, olive oil, salt.  If you want, cut a head of garlic in half and just throw that in as well.  That way you not only get reaaaallllly good brussel sprouts, you also have really good roasted garlic.
 
2013-11-27 10:16:22 PM

KradDrol: exparrot: slice 'em in half.
Olive oil & kosher salt.
ROAST THOSE SUCKERS until they are toasty brown.


That's it.
I never thought I'd like brussel sprouts but I can not get enough of them this way.

This.

Roasting pan, brussel sprouts, olive oil, salt.  If you want, cut a head of garlic in half and just throw that in as well.  That way you not only get reaaaallllly good brussel sprouts, you also have really good roasted garlic.


I split up the cloves and sprinkle on smoked paprika
 
2013-11-27 10:34:51 PM

Primitive Screwhead: KradDrol: exparrot: slice 'em in half.
Olive oil & kosher salt.
ROAST THOSE SUCKERS until they are toasty brown.


That's it.
I never thought I'd like brussel sprouts but I can not get enough of them this way.

This.

Roasting pan, brussel sprouts, olive oil, salt.  If you want, cut a head of garlic in half and just throw that in as well.  That way you not only get reaaaallllly good brussel sprouts, you also have really good roasted garlic.

I split up the cloves and sprinkle on smoked paprika


I love smoked paprika, but unfortunately living in Hong Kong, it's crazy expensive here.

Typically, if I'm roasting more stuff, I'll make a little marinade of orange juice, honey, miso, and sesame oil, then drizzle that on top.  Adds some depth.  But a lot of times, especially if I'm lazy, it's just the basics of olive oil and salt.

But I'll have to try the paprika sometime.
 
2013-11-27 11:39:19 PM

KradDrol: marinade of orange juice, honey, miso, and sesame oil, then drizzle that on top.  Adds some depth.


That sounds awesome. Gonna have to try that.

KradDrol: he basics of olive oil and salt.


Can never go wrong there :)
 
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