I almost can’t believe I’m writing a post on brussel sprouts! Almost. These were waaaayyyy too good not to post!
I have never been a huge fan of brussel sprouts. They are smelly, big, potent and taste weird. But these are amazing. I can’t take the credit though. I was having dinner at my friends house and she made these life changing sprouts, gave me the recipe verbally and I just sort of went with it. I think the original recipe has red onions, but I wasn’t feeling those, so I left them out and did my thing!
Start with 4 cups of brussel sprouts and cook ’em. You can steam them or boil them, just cook them until they are tender. I filled the pot half way with water and then boiled them for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let them cool. You could shock them in an ice bath if you are running low on time, or you could just let them cool. You are going to be re-cooking them anyway.
While the sprouts are cooking, cut up 1 red delicious apple. The red delicious add a really nice sweet flavor to these, so I decided to specify!
Set those aside and cut 4-6 slices of bacon:
Anyone have any tips on how to cut bacon?! It was a pain in the butt! All slimy and moving all over the place! Maybe partially freeze it first?
Anyway, saute your bacon pieces in a pan over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
They barely even look like brussel sprouts!