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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

If you think you don't like Brussels Sprouts then you haven't tried them this way.

1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts
1 quart of boiling water or stock
Pinch of salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup crispy rendered bacon
2 crushed garlic cloves
¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
2 tablespoons melted butter
Pepper to taste

Cut the Brussels sprouts in half and plunge into a saucepot of boiling water or stock. Cook until bright green and slightly tender then remove and reserve. Meanwhile heat the olive oil in a sauté pan and add in the Brussels sprouts sautéing for 4-5 minutes or until slightly brown. Next add in the bacon, garlic and onion and continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes. Finish with the butter and pepper to taste. Serve warm.

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