Monday, October 19, 2009

The Best Way to Eat Brussel Sprouts

When I bought these brussel sprouts, the checkout woman said, "I can't believe someone as young as you is buying brussel sprouts." And I replied, "Well we are going to eat them with apples and bacon and they will be delicious." She was definitely intrigued but after this post, hopefully you will be convinced that Brussel Sprouts with Apples and Bacon are wonderful.

We were inspired to try this after having this dish at a good friend's house. And, it's apple season, so what better time to taste this! It's pretty easy to make. We bought a small bag of brussel sprouts (Trader Joe's and Safeway have them) and we sliced them in half or in quarters depending on size.

We used a honeycrisp apple and chopped that into chunks. These are terrific apples and if you haven't tried them, we recommend them.

In a frypan, we fried up some thick-cut bacon and drained the grease.

A bit of butter, and in went the brussel sprouts. I even added a bit of water and covered them to steam them through.

Once they were mostly cooked through, we added the apples and sauteed until slightly cooked. A bit of red wine vinagrette was sprinkled on top and the crumbled bacon was added. With salt and pepper to taste, this dish was good to go!

Who knew brussel sprouts could be so tasty!