Need recipe for brussel sprouts gratin
- No.19 Dec 14, 2004 05:14 PM
Since I actually like brussel sprouts AND I'm responsible for bringing a side dish to our family Christmas party, I thought I'd solicit suggestions for a brussel sprouts gratin.
Actually, I saw a great-looking recipe from the San Francisco Chronicle which involved bacon and plenty of cream, but now I can't find it .
This dish needs to be something I can do ahead of time since it'll be a 1.5 hour drive to get to my cousin's place.
Here's what I do with brussels sprouts, though it isn't really creamy or a gratin. It's great, though, and reheats nicely. Chop of the stubby ends of your sprouts, cut in half, and remove the outer leaves. Heat a cast iron pan up pretty high. Pour in a little bit of olive oil, let it heat slightly, add some minced garlic. Then fry the sprouts till they are slighly brown, about 3 - 5 minutes. Add about 1.5 cups of chicken stock; the stock should boil instantly. Let it boil down till it is about even with the sprouts, then cover and reduce the heat to a moderate simmer. Let it cook until the broth disappears (about 15 min), then fry again without the cover for 2 min. Toss the sprouts with shredded parmesan and salt. Great stuff.
If you really want to be sinful you can cook the sprouts in bacon fat. But then you go straight to hell, do not pass go.