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Monday Munchies #20

Today's recipe is not for the faint-hearted. It contains Brussel Sprouts. They are ameliorated with bacon, stock and cream, but since I like them simply steamed with salt, pepper and butter, this is just fruit for the sideboard.

This recipe is in the Winter Family Circle, but I think sprouts are Autumnal. If you buy your Brussel Sprouts at the greengrocer they may be much larger than the magazine assumes and so they take two and a half times longer to cook. If you buy ordinary teeny tiny ones from the supermarket you will be OK. Brussels give you muscles

Creamy Brussel Sprouts with Bacon for 4
  • 4 rashers of bacon, chopped (rind removed)
  • 1 kg Brussel Sprouts, trimmed and halved*
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup thickened cream
  • salt and pepper

Fry the bacon in a non-stick pan over a medium/high heat for 3 or 4 minutes until browned, then remove to a plate with kitchen towel to drain. Leave the bacon fat in the pan.

*When you halve the Brussel Sprouts, cut a cross into the base, or even nick out the stem a little, it helps to cook them quickly.

Add the sprouts to the hot pan and cook for 4 minutes, turning two or three times. I start with them all facing one way and then it is easier to make sure you flip them all.

Add the stock and simmer for 5-8 minutes, turning the sprouts a few more times, until they are tender. This is where I found I needed to use more stock and increase the cooking time.

They should be ready when the stock has almost evaporated.At the last moment add the cream, bacon and salt and lots of pepper.

I think it could also have some grated Parmesan cheese on top.

Comments

inkberryblue

Yum yum yum. I don't have the time to cook anything like this right now but I can pretend! =)

MrsDrWho

Blerk!
Yes...I am making the "cat doesn't like the flavour " face.

Jill

Yum! I loooove brussels sprouts! I like the baby ones from the supermarket. I did put some in the baby food recently though and we had a very musical time of it for a while!

Monika

Yummy! I would love a plate full of those. I don't care about bacon and cream, it tastes so much better! :o)

Laurie (Moo!)

Tom just informed me that he can't eat brussel sprouts. Just the smell of them gives him a wicked headache. Think he's making it up? I wonder. I've never had them!

bon008

I tried to think this looked tasty, but I'm afraid I'm firmly in the Brussel Sprouts Are EVIL camp :D

Kylie

This looks good - We are BS fans in thihouse. Having roast for dinner tonight - off to see if I have an cream:)

Annie

Looks pretty good, anything with bacon has to be good....right! I am still suffering with the very bad head cold and whatever I see which I would like to eat, just isn't tasting real good at the moment.

Linda

OMG.............heaven

Kate

Yummo! I love brussel sprouts (fresh ones, not ancient plastic ones) - and that recipe is making me dribble a bit...mmmmmm... sprowwwuts.....

bells

this is a winning combination! The chef bill grainger says this is his little girl's favourite meal - so if kids love it it must be good!

Donyale

I'm with the cat's face and Mrs DrWho.

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