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Old 01-21-2013, 12:33   #1
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It is funny how in life you get into short addictions (kicks) with different things. My kick lately has been with Brussel Sprouts. I boil them, fry them, grill them, peel them, cut them, season them, mash them, eat them raw, eat them cooked,and just about any other combination that you can think of.
Dang! -- I wish my kick was more exciting! but it is what it is! I guess my diet lifestyle has a lot more influence on my life now. My kicks used to be things like trying new drinks or wine, going to the new hot spots in town, getting the latest "in fashion" clothes, and getting the newest electronics. Boy have things changed in my life since I joined the type 2 club.
Just wanted to vent and share my latest kick -- off to make a bacon and grilled sprout leaves omelette.

Have a great day everybody! Bman

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I love brussels sprouts, but haven't ever eaten them raw. Good?

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I like BSs also, but have to limit them. My fav is to boil raw BSs only until al dante, then cut them in half, and saute them in butter* and a little onion powder and lots of garlic powder and (one can't have too much garlic!)

(* actually, since I avoid dairy, it's usually some other fat, but most of you on this forum would want the butter.)

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I've had them thinly sliced and fried with bacon and some seasonings (don't know which ones). Very good.

Like VeeJay, though, I have to limit them. They spike me if I eat more than 5 or 6.

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I love brussels sprouts, but haven't ever eaten them raw. Good?
I hand pick some of the lager leaves off of the uncooked sprouts to mix with Romaine and spinach to make my garden salad mix -- I like the different texture and taste. Try it you might like it!

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I had never tried them until this Christmas when my mother cleaned the larger leaves off, sliced them in half and roasted them with olive oil, salt and pepper. They were really good. Think I should get some today...I almost forgot about them.

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I made some by boiling them until just tender, put a handful of sliced almonds in some butter until lightly browned, and added lemon juice and poured all that onto them. Yummy!




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I forgot the lemon juice, but got a fine batch today by trimming the stem ends, slicing in half, and sauteing lightly in tons of butter with salt & pepper. As I was dishing them up, a bag of bacon pieces caught my eye, so I added a generous sprinkle of those. Everlovin' pronounces them delicious, and here all these years I thought he didn't like 'em! A lot I know!




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I've never met a Brussel Sprout I liked, it is a bit odd because I like all the other cabbage family veggies I have tried.

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From what I've read here and other sites, the stems & outer leaves can be bitter, so I removed those. Cooking too long makes them bitter, so I halved them to reduce the cooking time. I even read somewhere that I shouldn't cook them in cast iron lest the iron leech into the sprouts & cause bitterness. That was going too far - my cast iron skillet is the be-all and end-all, and the sprouts were placed cut side down in that skillet with a generous bath of melted butter and cooked for three or four minutes, before being tossed about & cooked for a couple minutes more. Seasoned with kosher salt & fresh ground black pepper.

Might wanna give 'em one more try, David . . .




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