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(Deadspin)   Don't like Brussels sprouts? You're preparing them wrong. Try frying them   (theconcourse.deadspin.com) divider line 32
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2014-03-30 08:29:45 AM  
Don't like Brussels sprouts? You're preparing them wrong.

Most people who hate brussels sprouts have only experienced them boiled to shiat, which makes them taste sour. There are so many better ways to prepare them.

Try frying them

Fried is great, though a bit greasy. And they spatter like hell, because they're impossible to fully dry after you wash them.

Blanched for a minute, then drained and topped with butter and salt is great. Also, cut in half, and broiled with butter and brown sugar.
 
2014-03-30 08:33:17 AM  
I'll bet there's a recipe in there, somewhere, but JC and the Ds that's way too much text!
 
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2014-03-30 08:43:58 AM  
I have had nasty vegetables prepared all sorts of ways thanks to a stepmother who liked to cook and refused to believe that I didn't like the vegetable rather than the way it was made.

I won't fall for the "but this time you might like it" trick. Same with tofu, which tastes and feels the same to me no matter how much people gush over taking on the flavor of the sauce and cooked just right.
 
2014-03-30 08:50:57 AM  
You batter and deep fry a turd and it would be edible.
 
2014-03-30 08:57:32 AM  
Slow roasted with shallots, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and some pine nuts.  A bit of salt and pepper.
 
2014-03-30 09:07:12 AM  

Theaetetus: Don't like Brussels sprouts? You're preparing them wrong.

Most people who hate brussels sprouts have only experienced them boiled to shiat, which makes them taste sour. There are so many better ways to prepare them.

Try frying them

Fried is great, though a bit greasy. And they spatter like hell, because they're impossible to fully dry after you wash them.

Blanched for a minute, then drained and topped with butter and salt is great. Also, cut in half, and broiled with butter and brown sugar.


Cut in half, sautéed in bacon fat, with onions and small cubes if hog jaw. Toss on a little lemon pepper.

/ of course, my shoes would taste good sautéed in bacon fat
 
2014-03-30 09:57:49 AM  
cut in half, coat in olive oil, sprinkle salt and pepper and roast at 375º for 30 minutes or until brown. for even more fun, throw in a handful of pancetta or small new potatoes.
 
2014-03-30 10:06:20 AM  
They are best when just tossed directly into the garbage...
 
2014-03-30 10:07:10 AM  

EvilEgg: You batter and deep fry a turd and it would be edible.


Came here to say this.  Goes double for squash.
 
2014-03-30 10:29:37 AM  

LordZorch: EvilEgg: You batter and deep fry a turd and it would be edible.

Came here to say this.  Goes double for squash.


There is not a food item out there that can't be improved with a little frying.
 
2014-03-30 10:31:07 AM  

FlashHarry: cut in half, coat in olive oil, sprinkle salt and pepper and roast at 375º for 30 minutes or until brown. for even more fun, throw in a handful of pancetta or small new potatoes.


We have a winner

/loves me some roasted sprouts
 
2014-03-30 11:06:35 AM  

Theaetetus: Most people who hate brussels sprouts have only experienced them boiled to shiat, which makes them taste sour.



Bingo....the first time I had them in elementary school they were awful....even liberal doses of ketchup and mustard didn't help.  (Cooked by the kitchen staff at the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade.)

My Mom never cooked them when I was a child, but she will occasionally make them when I come over to visit.  While Dad is grilling, she puts them in the oven with some salt and olive oil....simple and tasty, and goes great with steak.

/CSB.
 
2014-03-30 11:18:11 AM  
1)  fark that guy.  Someone up his Ritalin prescription - that "article" was terrible.
2)  Pan fry with sesame oil and rice vinegar.  Salt and eat.
 
2014-03-30 11:19:09 AM  

FlashHarry: cut in half, coat in olive oil, sprinkle salt and pepper and roast at 375º for 30 minutes or until brown. for even more fun, throw in a handful of pancetta or small new potatoes.


Add some sugar and chipotle powder and that's basically how I do it. I love Brussels sprouts.
 
2014-03-30 11:40:03 AM  
Fry them up with apples and bacon.

You can thank me later.
 
2014-03-30 11:44:17 AM  
Sauteed in bacon grease, add balsamic, bacon crumbled, maybe garnish with a little green onion.
 
2014-03-30 12:38:41 PM  
Was that an excerpt from Tolstoy's Simple Cooking With Shiat-tons of Uneeded  Verbosity...(Title goes on describe the nuances of the table cloth and the psychological background of Tatiana's dour mood of Tatiana for the next fifty pages)?
 
2014-03-30 12:45:34 PM  
Flash Harry has it right. Delicious! For even more fun, roast some grape or cherry tomatoes on the same pan. Oh so good.
 
2014-03-30 12:45:50 PM  
Steamed and covered with cheese, or halved, spritzed with olive oil, then roasted.
 
2014-03-30 12:46:36 PM  
I consider Brussels sprouts placed on my plate to be an overt act of aggression, similar to but slightly more significant than that posed by spinach.
 
2014-03-30 12:51:16 PM  
Many good recipes here.
Also - cut in half, steam for a few minutes and sautee with Hempler's pepper bacon.
or
cut, quick  steam, toss with olive oil, salt,pinch of garlic powder and oven roast.
Finely grated fresh parmesean can be sprinkled on after roasting.
 
2014-03-30 12:54:49 PM  
Steamed, then tossed in a little butter, bacon fat, salt & pepper.  (Not to be confused with Salt & Peppa)

//have noted above recipes with pine nuts and brown sugar for future experimentation...
 
2014-03-30 01:04:51 PM  
Brussel sprouts and liver are two things I couldn't stand as a child but now that I have dulled my taste buds with years of smoking and drinking I enjoy.

Also as one ages our preference for sweet flavors diminishes, making us desire things bitter, like our women.
 
2014-03-30 02:14:46 PM  
So true.  Sliced in half, fried in a bit of oil til browned, flip, add some chopped garlic, saute til both sides of brown and deglaze the pan with apple cider vinegar, with the sprouts still in the pan.  Delish.
 
2014-03-30 02:18:04 PM  
Sautéed with garlic and butter!
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2014-03-30 02:34:08 PM  

whistleridge: Theaetetus: Don't like Brussels sprouts? You're preparing them wrong.


Cut in half, sautéed in bacon fat, with onions and small cubes if hog jaw. Toss on a little lemon pepper.


This is how I like them, but I usually don't have hog jaw, just more bacon.
I shall have to try roasting them sometime.
 
2014-03-30 04:09:48 PM  
Try shoving them up your arse ya f*ck.
 
2014-03-30 06:15:38 PM  
I think there was a shiatty recipe somewhere in the middle of that wall of text.
 
2014-03-30 08:27:34 PM  
I like running them through the grater attachment on the food processor and making coleslaw out of them

or.. instead making slaw, doing the whole saute in bacon fat and sea salt routine and serving it up like that.. it's pretty easy to trick people into eating them that way.

I've always loved the sprouts.. got some in the over winter garden right now doing their thing.
 
2014-03-30 11:16:24 PM  

FlashHarry: cut in half, coat in olive oil, sprinkle salt and pepper and roast at 375º for 30 minutes or until brown. for even more fun, throw in a handful of pancetta or small new potatoes.


this. excellent.
 
2014-03-31 12:26:56 PM  

LordZorch: They are best when just tossed directly into the garbage...


QFT.

/Super-taster here.
 
2014-03-31 04:01:49 PM  
my wife will fry them up with some fresh garlic, or we'll steam them.
Either way, they are awesome.

FlashHarry: cut in half, coat in olive oil, sprinkle salt and pepper and roast at 375º for 30 minutes or until brown. for even more fun, throw in a handful of pancetta or small new potatoes.


Thanks. haven't tried this yet.
 
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