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Old 03-16-2018, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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We buy the smaller Brussells sprouts. They have always been much sweeter than the larger, more mature, sprouts. We also try to buy them on the stalk, but that's rarely an option. As for cooking, we usually cut them in half and roast or pan sauté.

I saw some on the stalk recently but there were too many, couldn't use them up and don't like to waste food...
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Old 03-16-2018, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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No Bitterness at all. We've done them this way a few dozen times. and to my taste, they have always been excellent. We've had big ones, small ones, and in between sizes....but they all seem to taste good.

We just did a batch a few nights ago. We were out for coffee one afternoon and discussing what to have for dinner. I suggested we eat some leftovers we had from the last couple nights.....along with a fresh pan full of Brussel sprouts prepared this way. It was a tasty meal!
Does sound tasty...I love them too
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Old 03-16-2018, 03:40 PM
 
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Ok, I need your best way to prevent bitterness in b.s.
....add your favorite way to serve if you'd like, just bought some fresh sprouts.
Steam until done, cool, cut in half
While those are steaming
slice bacon into 1/2 size pieces
cook until crispy
add brussels sprouts, toss together, heat through until brussels sprouts are hot, put on paper towel to drain, season to taste, eat.
I do the same with asparagus.


Prosciutto, Pancetta or any other smoked or non smoked meat will work just as well.
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Old 03-16-2018, 03:43 PM
 
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BTW, it's Brussels, not Brussel or anything else. Named after the city in Belgium.
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Old 03-16-2018, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I roast them, too at 400, with olive oil, salt and pepper.

Sometimes I boil them, but the secret to unbitter bitter vegetables is not to over cook them.
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Old 03-16-2018, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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BTW, it's Brussels, not Brussel or anything else. Named after the city in Belgium.
A drive-by pedant.

Broosil sprats are always better when fresh. The frozen ones are often bitter.
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Old 03-16-2018, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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A drive-by pedant.
Who happens to be correct
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Old 03-16-2018, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Florida and New England
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We love them done this way, but with a slightly different twist. Every thing the same, but doing them in a Teflon fry pan on the range top.

Add a little olive oil, a small dollop of butter, salt and pepper to the fry pan, heat it up a bit, add the cut in half brussel sprouts, cut size down, turn the heat up to almost high and let them sizzle in the pan for 3 or 4 minutes until the cut size which is down on the pan turns golden brown. Flip one over every now and then to see how they are doing. Then turn the heat way down, like 1 or 2 on your burner dial, put a lid on the fry pan and let them cook in there for 10 or minutes or so.

Serve them hot. To us this is as good as eating candy, and a lot healthier :-)

Who would guess brussel sprouts could be this good.
This is also how Brussels sprouts are prepared in France (and in Brussels, Belgium), for what it's worth.

I use half butter and half olive oil, but you can go all butter if you like that richness. I also add the juice of one lemon at the end. They really need the salt, and if you wish, white pepper rather than black pepper.

Ingredients that taste strangely sweeter with a bit of salt: Brussels Sprouts, green beans, tomatoes.
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Old 03-16-2018, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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[quote=tovarisch;51329131]BTW, it's Brussels, not Brussel or anything else. Named after the city in Belgium.[/QU

I saw it both ways on Google...
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Old 03-16-2018, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...I saw it both ways on Google...
We all know what we're talking about within this thread.

I happen to love Brasle sprots however the spelling.
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