Monday, April 27, 2015

Brussel Sprouts

I am going to be honest...I never, ever thought I would say I love any cooked vegetable.  


When I was younger, I wouldn't be allowed to leave the kitchen table until I finished my vegetables, or at least ate enough to satisfy my parents.  They would start cleaning up the kitchen after dinner, and I would still be sitting there.  Needless to say, I was a stubborn little girl who did NOT like vegetables.  

However, the recipe I am going to share with you today is a game changer.  

I had brussel sprouts for the first time a few years ago at a friend's house.  They were SO good, and I have been hooked ever since!  The recipe below is my favorite way to prepare brussel sprouts.  This recipe makes enough for 2 people.  Hope you enjoy!



Sautéed Brussel Sprouts
9 Brussel Sprouts
1-2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
15 grinds of fresh Black Pepper
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder

Cut the bottoms off the brussel sprouts, then cut in half.  Heat 1-2 T of olive oil in a saute pan, on medium heat.  Add the brussel sprouts to the pan, then add your salt, pepper and garlic powder.  Make sure the cut sides of the brussel sprouts are face down on the pan.  This gives it a nice "crust" of flavor as you cook it.  Cook for about 15 minutes, or until the brussel sprouts have a slightly soft texture, and a brown coloring on the cut side.  As you cook, you can use a spoon to push off the top layers to get a few leaves to crisp to go along with the brussel sprout halves.  

This is a super easy and yummy side dish for any dinner!   

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