Raise Your Hand If You Love Brussels Sprouts. ✋
I grew up HATING brussels sprouts. They were these boiled blobs that we were forced to eat and I swore to myself that a brussels sprout would never be on my kitchen table!!!
Well that all changed when I saw an episode of Barefoot Contessa and she changed my life forever. Roasted brussels sprouts are delicious and they have turned into a main side dish in my house. I usually just roast them with a little olive oil and salt & pepper, but for Thanksgiving I like to add a little extra to make sure they turn out to be special and yummy for everyone to enjoy.
Here is what you will need:
- bunch of brussels sprouts – clean, cut off stems and then cut in half.
- 4 slices of bacon
- 1 shallot – sliced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- salt & pepper
Here is what you need to do:
Partially cook your bacon and reserve the bacon grease. Don’t let it get to crispy, it will crisp up in the oven.
Give the bacon a good chop.
When the bacon is ready, add the brussels sprouts, chopped bacon and sliced shallots to a sheet pan. Coat with bacon grease, olive oil, salt & pepper. As Ina would say ” a chef’s best tool are clean hands “. So just give it all a good toss until everything is mixed and coated. Roast in the oven at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes, giving a good toss once in a while.
This dish is so easy to make and will turn any Brussels Sprout hater into a lover every time.
Now what should be next ? 😋