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(Mirror.co.uk)   New for this Christmas: 'sweet' Brussel sprouts, which trick the brain into thinking they are a treat   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 102
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2013-12-03 07:16:09 PM  
I never hated brussel sprouts, but we never really had them growing up, either. Now they are a great snack  - lightly steam those farkers and then toss them in a bag with some sea salt.  As a bonus, your doctor won't ever tell you you need to eat more fiber ever again.
 
2013-12-03 07:26:27 PM  

Lsherm: I never hated brussel sprouts, but we never really had them growing up, either. Now they are a great snack  - lightly steam those farkers and then toss them in a bag with some sea salt.  As a bonus, your doctor won't ever tell you you need to eat more fiber ever again.


Yup, cooked correctly they're delicious. Over cooked they're little balls of nasty shiat
 
2013-12-03 07:44:06 PM  

GRCooper: Lsherm: I never hated brussel sprouts, but we never really had them growing up, either. Now they are a great snack  - lightly steam those farkers and then toss them in a bag with some sea salt.  As a bonus, your doctor won't ever tell you you need to eat more fiber ever again.

Yup, cooked correctly they're delicious. Over cooked they're little balls of nasty shiat


Fark almighty, THIS.  Lightly steam or roast them quickly and they are fantastic.  Boil or otherwise overcook them and they taste like goblin piss.
 
2013-12-03 07:47:08 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: GRCooper: Lsherm: I never hated brussel sprouts, but we never really had them growing up, either. Now they are a great snack  - lightly steam those farkers and then toss them in a bag with some sea salt.  As a bonus, your doctor won't ever tell you you need to eat more fiber ever again.

Yup, cooked correctly they're delicious. Over cooked they're little balls of nasty shiat

Fark almighty, THIS.  Lightly steam or roast them quickly and they are fantastic.  Boil or otherwise overcook them and they taste like goblin piss.


I'll take your word for it.
 
2013-12-03 07:50:52 PM  
I steam mine for 6-8 mins then throw them on a hot pan with olive oil and garlic, salt and pepper them, tossing frequently for a few mins. Once again, don't cook too long or they are mushy bitter baby cabbage
 
2013-12-03 07:55:43 PM  
"The flip side is that sweetness usually indicates that something is safe to eat and that's why kids traditionally love biscuits, desserts and sweet treats."

And why I always keep a jug of antifreeze around the house.
 
2013-12-03 08:01:45 PM  
I like Brussel Sprouts, Lima Beans, Canned Spinach, Raw Potatoes, Naked Celery, and Salad with no dressing on it!
 
2013-12-03 08:18:25 PM  
i had brussels sprouts this very evening, submitter. shredded and sautéed with crushed walnuts in a little herb butter and olive oil with a dash of curry powder. let me tell you - they were farking awesome.
 
2013-12-03 08:33:53 PM  
Put me in the "Brussels sprouts are awesome" camp. Roasted with cubed pancetta and tossed with Gorgonzola FTW.
 
2013-12-03 08:35:25 PM  
Cut them into eighths and sautee fast in hot oil until barely tender. Liberally dust with fresh ground pepper. That is all.
 
2013-12-03 08:39:45 PM  
I love Brussels sprouts, always have, even as a kid.  Do not like them served like soggy sponges though.
 
2013-12-03 08:40:10 PM  

FlashHarry: i had brussels sprouts this very evening, submitter. shredded and sautéed with crushed walnuts in a little herb butter and olive oil with a dash of curry powder. let me tell you - they were farking awesome.


I'm going to try that, except with cashews.
 
2013-12-03 08:40:21 PM  
Yo.
 
2013-12-03 08:41:14 PM  
I like them steamed with parsnip.
 
2013-12-03 08:41:47 PM  
Steamed sprouts with butter.

Bang. Done.
 
2013-12-03 08:43:19 PM  
Treat them like broccoli with a high BMI.
That is all.
 
2013-12-03 08:43:51 PM  
Last week, I had a side dish that contained Brussels sprouts steamed with bacon and onions. It made them tolerable.

There are other vegetables out there, though. Why bother trying to make this one appetizing?
 
2013-12-03 08:47:11 PM  
I've only recently started likely them thanks to my brother's recipe which includes pancetta and some other junk.
 
2013-12-03 08:49:22 PM  
I hear that lots of people hate broccolli. I love it. But brussel sprouts are little turd balls.
 
2013-12-03 08:49:48 PM  
Roast that stuff, and it turns into candy. Same with cauliflower. It's not that difficult.
 
2013-12-03 08:50:59 PM  
Is this the place where we mock people who don't know, or can't spell correctly, the name of said vegetable?
 
2013-12-03 08:54:04 PM  
One more for the "Brussel sprouts are awesome" camp. Pass the butter, please!
 
2013-12-03 08:56:15 PM  
One more for the Brussels Sprouts Suck camp.  My wife made them with BACON for t'giving and I still didn't like them.  No, they weren't overcooked.  She's good that way.
 
2013-12-03 08:57:50 PM  
I have always liked brussels sprouts. They are like bite-sized cabbages!
 
2013-12-03 08:58:20 PM  
I agree they are awesome if prepared properly. I prefer the olive oil brushing & broiling in an oven. Crisp and delicious.
 
2013-12-03 08:58:50 PM  
Roast them with sea salt, pepper, fresh rosemary and olive oil for about 30, then the broiler for about 5-10.   Delish.
 
2013-12-03 08:59:39 PM  
I think I'll try them again.  Last time I cooked them, I roasted them whole with EVOO and salt.  Maybe I'll try steaming them quartered and finish in the pan/oven like someone said.
 
2013-12-03 08:59:57 PM  
I'm in the roasted camp.  Fresh Brussels, halved or quartered, olive oil, kosher salt, roast 30-35 minutes 450 - the outside gets black and crispy, the next layer is caramelized and the inside is nice and tender.  Yum.
 
2013-12-03 09:00:03 PM  

dolphkhan: Roast that stuff, and it turns into candy. Same with cauliflower. It's not that difficult.


Heat will turn starches into sugars!? Unpossible.
 
2013-12-03 09:00:05 PM  
I roast mine with a little olive oil, some garlic, shallots, and bacon.  Freaking awesome.  Think I'll make some tomorrow.
 
2013-12-03 09:00:50 PM  
Bacon till it's almost done, remove from pan. Leave some of the fat.
An onion, diced up, cooked to softness in the bacon grease.
Halved brussels sprouts, sautéed but a little black on the flat side.
Mix the bacon back in.

ABSOLUTELY!
 
2013-12-03 09:02:32 PM  
They get sweet if you caramelize them in a cast iron pan.  Add chopped shallots and chicken stock, then finish with whole-grain mustard.
 
2013-12-03 09:07:25 PM  

adenosine: dolphkhan: Roast that stuff, and it turns into candy. Same with cauliflower. It's not that difficult.

Heat will turn starches into sugars!? Unpossible.


I'm not a sciency dude, I actually had to spend several minutes on the googlenet to find out if you were ripping me a new one or playfully mocking me.
 
2013-12-03 09:08:55 PM  
Brussels sprouts for people who don't like brussels sprouts:

chop up some bacon, toss it in a hot cast iron skillet, and start rendering

slice brussels sprouts in half, brown them face down in bacon fat

remove browned brussels sprouts and cook some sweet onions and shallots until transparent/brown

pour in 2 parts chicken stock : 1 part balsamic vinegar, bring to a boil, and simmer until reduced to 1/3 original volume

add brussels sprouts and cook until liquid has syrup-like consistency
 
2013-12-03 09:09:03 PM  
I found this recipe. Last year.  YUM
 
2013-12-03 09:10:04 PM  
chop 'em in half, fry up in olive oil with some garlic, and nom nom nom nom
 
2013-12-03 09:10:50 PM  

dmax: Bacon till it's almost done, remove from pan. Leave some of the fat.
An onion, diced up, cooked to softness in the bacon grease.
Halved brussels sprouts,

toss in the trash.
Mix the bacon back in.

Divine.
 
2013-12-03 09:12:40 PM  

dmax: Bacon till it's almost done, remove from pan. Leave some of the fat.
An onion, diced up, cooked to softness in the bacon grease.
Halved brussels sprouts, sautéed but a little black on the flat side.
Mix the bacon back in.

ABSOLUTELY!


Bears repeating! OMNOMNOMNOM!
 
2013-12-03 09:12:46 PM  

Professczar: dmax: Bacon till it's almost done, remove from pan. Leave some of the fat.
An onion, diced up, cooked to softness in the bacon grease.
Halved brussels sprouts, toss in the trash.
Mix the bacon back in.

Divine.


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Put the brussels sprouts back in the pan and no one gets hurt.
 
2013-12-03 09:15:29 PM  
GRCooper: Yup, cooked correctly they're delicious. Over cooked they're little balls of nasty shiat

In my adult life, I've found that's true of a lot of veggies.

// roasted or steamed

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2013-12-03 09:16:31 PM  

dmax: Bacon till it's almost done, remove from pan. Leave some of the fat.
An onion, diced up, cooked to softness in the bacon grease.
Halved brussels sprouts, sautéed but a little black on the flat side.
Mix the bacon back in.

ABSOLUTELY!


I do this, but I run the sprouts through the food processor with the slicing disc.
 
2013-12-03 09:16:41 PM  
Finish them with maple syrup and yellow mustard if you want a touch of sweet.
 
2013-12-03 09:16:53 PM  
or I could have said

"dmax's recipe with a balsamic reduction"

not to mention seasoning- I keep it relatively simple with salt, pepper, and near-homeopathic quantities of butter, olive oil, tamari soy sauce, and cayenne pepper
 
2013-12-03 09:19:42 PM  

dmax: Professczar: dmax: Bacon till it's almost done, remove from pan. Leave some of the fat.
An onion, diced up, cooked to softness in the bacon grease.
Halved brussels sprouts, toss in the trash.
Mix the bacon back in.

Divine.

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Put the brussels sprouts back in the pan and no one gets hurt.


...puts brussels sprouts back in the pan.

...backs away slowly...
 
2013-12-03 09:20:44 PM  
2pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
2tablespoons olive oil
2tablespoons maple syrup
3slices of bacon, cut into1/2-inch pieces
Salt and pepper, to taste

1.
Set oven at 400 degrees. Have on hand a large rimmed baking sheet.

2.In a bowl, toss the Brussels sprouts with olive oil, maple syrup, bacon, salt, and pepper. Spread the mixture in a single layer on the baking sheet.

3.Roast for 25 to 30 minutes, turning several times, or until the Brussels sprouts are tender and caramelized and the bacon is crisp and golden.
 
2013-12-03 09:20:44 PM  
They must have started with a sweet cabbage....

snag.gy
 
2013-12-03 09:21:35 PM  
I just cooked some Brussels sprouts tonight (sauteed with garlic and onions and served over pasta), so I'm really getting a kick and some great ideas out of these replies
 
2013-12-03 09:22:34 PM  

dmax: Bacon till it's almost done, remove from pan. Leave some of the fat.
An onion, diced up, cooked to softness in the bacon grease.
Halved brussels sprouts, sautéed but a little black on the flat side.
Mix the bacon back in.

ABSOLUTELY!


I use a shallot, but otherwise - THIS. So damn good.
 
2013-12-03 09:27:13 PM  
I like them tossed in Lipton Onion Soup Mix and olive oil then roasted in the oven.
 
2013-12-03 09:27:30 PM  
Man, aren't there enough sweet things already?
 
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