Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Caramelized Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

I promise you these are amazing! Even if you despise Brussels sprouts like my husband and I do give them a try and see.

1 lb fresh Brussels sprouts
1/2 bacon diced
1/2 tsp salt
pepper to taste

Trim the stem end off and remove the outer layer of leaves each Brussels sprout. Rise then pat dry place Brussels sprouts on cutting board and cut each in half and then in half again to make 1/4
In a large skillet over med-low heat fry bacon until crisp. Remove bacon from pan to a paper towel lined plate to drain. Drain all but 1 tbl bacon grease into a small bowl, do not toss will use more later.
Place pan back on the heat add the Brussels sprouts and the salt. Saute for 20-30 min stirring frequently and adding about 1tbl of bacon grease each time the pan becomes "dry". The Brussels sprouts are done when they are dark brown but not burnt. Remove from heat and add the bacon back to the pan and a little bit of pepper, toss lightly then serve.

In a pinch I have used frozen Brussels sprouts thawed and drained on paper towels for 15 min. It is not as good so try try to use fresh!

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