How do I easily peel apart individual brussels sprout leaves? I had a dish in a restaurant a few weeks ago that was individual brussells sprout leaves peels off the head and sautéd -- it was delicious. I made it at home and it was great, but sitting there peeling the leaves off one by one was tedious! Any shortcuts? (Oh, and imagine my surprise, it's 'brusselS sprouts', not brussel sprouts'.
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Trim and cut out the stem as best you can with a paring knife. Then with your palm, smoosh the head down like a head of iceberg lettuce, which should loosen it up and enable you to separate the leaves a bit more easily. You might still have some tight inner solid nuggets of sprouts, though, which will provide a nice crunch factor to your dish.