I love sprouts, but only really Steam or Boil them, what else can I do with them? Id like to keep their flavour dominant above anything I add to it, and keep them whole if possible (Im still after a side veg, just, with added flavour)

Also, what is your fave way to cook sprouts?



RobertaJ December 15, 2010
Shredded in a processor or on a mandoline, and dressed with a vinaigrette (sp???) of your choosing, they are wonderful (and surprising !) raw as a salad. Make sure you clean them well, and pull off any wilted or nasty leaves. I read somewhere recently not to get them wet, that just pulling off the outer leaves is sufficient.

And I third the high-temp roasting with just oil, salt and pepper, That technique has absolutely converted everyone I know who said "I *hate* Brussel sprouts !".
pierino December 14, 2010
Peel off any loose exterior leaves. Using a very sharp knife cut each in half and then very thinly slice them. I said very thinly. If possible use the teeniest ones you can find (like the size of a thumb nail). Heat some butter up in a skillet almost until it's beurre noir (brown butter) and add the brussels sprouts. Season with salt and pepper and cook until done. Finish with a splash of tarragon vinegar, e voila!
Teri December 14, 2010
I second monkey mom. And you can take a bowl of them along w a wedge of your favorite cheese and wine and have a great evening snack. Like right now just in time for the Madonna glee!
monkeymom December 14, 2010
For brussel sprouts, I cut them in half or quarters, toss with olive oil and salt then roast at high heat (450 degrees F) for 15-20 minutes until caramelized. You can finish them off with truffle oil if you have any, delish.
Hilarybee December 14, 2010
I love toasting them in a dry pan. They caramelize on their own and get a toasted flavor. Usually I deglaze the pan with white wine or stock to finish the brussel sprouts off. I've also toasted them and then topped them with a bit of jack or dry cheddar cheese.
iuzzini December 14, 2010
what kind of sprouts? brussels sprouts? Check here for lots of options!

monkeymom December 14, 2010
do you mean brussel sprouts?
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