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Jan 8, 2007 01:37 PM

I bought the brussel sprouts ... now how do I roast them? Tips?

All the messages about how fantastic roasted vegetables can be inspired me at the grocery store yesterday to try doing it with brussel sprouts. Anyone have any tips? Do I just trim off the ends and cut them in half? A bit of olive oil and some s&p? How long in the oven? Thanks for any and all advice.

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  1. I cut mine in half and toss in a bowl with olive oil, balsamic, sea salt and pepper. I roast them in a 375-400 oven till they are nice and brownish and when I see some of them getting crispy.

    1. I don't cut them. Just toss with olive oil, salt & pepper. If I am feeling fancy, I toss in a few lemon slices and/or caraway seeds.

      Roast at 400 until they're brownish, which is about 45 minutes in my oven.

      squeeze a bit of lemon on them before serving if you like.

      1. It depends how big they are. I usually only buy smallish sized ones. I half them, EVOO, S&P, sliced onions, garlic in the skin.

        1. I cut the big ones in half, leave little ones whole. I toss with olive oil, S&P, and some sliced up cloves of garlic. The recipe I started with used about 10 cloves and left them whole but I only use about 3 and slice them. I roast them at 400 for about 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Then sprinkle with fresh grated parmesan cheese before serving. Yum!!!

          1. Same as above (salt. pepper, olice oil) but I roasted until some were almost burnt looking. I generally hate brussel sprouts but roasting them made them almost creamy and they got a slight nutty taste.

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            1. re: lbs

              Ditto, and don't forget to remove a few of the outer leaves first. And I do cut them in half. I find they cook faster that way.