Neither Jesse or I have ever really eaten brussels sprouts. A few tastes as kids, but nothing memorable. One thing we knew was that we were supposed to hate them. So we took that as a challenge and grew them.
They are such an interesting plant, a lot of people don't know how they grow or what to do with them.
Perhaps they are just afraid of them, the smell, the supposed gas that comes along with them. But perhaps people just don't know how to cook them.
Our good friend Hollie is a long time lover and big promoter of brussels sprouts, she gave me some suggestions on how I should cook them and assured me to not be afraid. So last week we whipped up a batch and didn't regret it one bit! The whole family (minus Margaret) ate a pile. And the kids have been begging me to make them ever since.
Simply prepared brussels sprouts:
• In a frying pan put butter, onions and garlic.
• Cut the sprouts in half length-wise; place in frying pan cut side down.
• When the brussels sprouts brown in the bottom edge flip them over for a few more minutes (allow them to soften a bit).
• Put a bit of water in the bottom of the pan to steam-fry.
• Salt to taste
Eat up and enjoy.