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Plain Brussels Sprouts

pimentdespelette Jul 4, 2006 04:48 PM

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Anybody serve them anymore? Just steamed, maybe with butter?

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    quentinC Jul 5, 2006 12:37 PM

    I have two ways of making them:

    1. Halve them and toss with lots of olive oil, salt, pepper, and whole peeled garlic cloves. Roast in a hot oven until fairly well browned. This method seems to concentrate the sweetness and you get the bonus of roasted garlic.

    2. Using a food proccesor shredding blade, a mandoline slicer, or a nice sharp knife, shred the sprouts as if you are shredding cabbage for cole slaw. Saute some chopped red onion in butter and add the shredded sprouts, Season with salt and pepper and stir fry at high heat for a few minutes, stirring constantly. This method keeps the vegetable bright and refreshing.

    I have also made them baked in cream with bacon and topped with parmigiano...decadent and delicious.

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      Yongeman Jul 4, 2006 06:32 PM

      I love including brussels sprouts when roasting veggies for dinner. I just cut up a variety of potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, beets, parsnips, peppers, etc., toss them with olive oil and add salt and pepper.

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        jayseeca Jul 4, 2006 06:27 PM

        I've never seen any restos serve them, but they're delicious when made really simply. I just go for them halved with butter, salt, and pepper.

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          fauchon Jul 4, 2006 05:10 PM

          here's a simple but delicious version: slice (I get about 4/5 slices per, depending), sauté, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds, serve...

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            wetdawg Jul 4, 2006 05:04 PM

            Yes, we microwave for 2-3 minutes and serve with butter, sometimes add balsamic vinegar. Quality of product is important; we grow our own, pick and immediately cook.

            Here's a link to a local gardening nut, that is always mentioning his brussels sprout casserole:

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