When I was a kid growing up, I didn’t hate brussel sprouts. I didn’t even know what they looked like as my mother never cooked them. Finally when I saw what a brussel sprout looked like, to me it was like a cute little baby cabbage. I loved cabbage, what could be wrong with a darling little brussel sprout?
I remember my first bite, tasting the bitter sulfur flavour. As an adult, it wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great either.
If there’s one way to make anything taste better it’s to add bacon. I also think if you can find some sprouts that are on the smaller side, all the better.
These are guaranteed to be yummy. You might even skip your steak or your roast and just eat these.
500g brussel sprouts, halved
250g rasher bacon, rind removed, thinly sliced
1 large brown onion, peeled, thinly sliced
olive oil, salt and pepper
Heat a large frying pan with a little olive oil then add the bacon.
Fry, stirring frequently until almost crisp. Add the onion and fry for a further 4-5 minutes until soft.
Add the brussel sprouts, salt and pepper and stir through. Pour in 1/4 cup water then cover to steam through, about 4-5 minutes.
Taste for seasoning and serve alongside your favourite meat.
Did you hate brussel sprouts as a kid? What about now, have you come around to liking them?