Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Recipe: Bacon Brussel Sprouts

I recently discovered the reason I never ate brussel sprouts as a child - both my parents hated them! Well the days of limp boiled brussel sprouts are over, here's a way to get anyone to love them again.

Bacon Brussel Sprouts

1 lb brussel sprouts
Water to boil
1 pinch salt
3 rashers bacon
1 glove garlic
2 tbpsn grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a large pot boil water with salt and add the Brussel sprouts
  • Boil the sprouts until a fork goes through softly then drain and leave to cool
  • Dice the bacon and add to a large frying pan
  • While the bacon is rendering cut the cooled brussel sprouts in to halves
  • Add the garlic to the bacon and stir
  • Try to keep the flat cuts against the pan and caramelise the vegetables
  • The sprout should be done when they are browned on the outside
  • Move to a large bowl and sprinkle with Parmesan