Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Shredded Brussels Sprouts

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Brussels Sprouts... love them or hate them? I guess it would depend on how they're prepared. One thing is for sure. When prepared with bacon, I have a hard time resisting them! I recently made this Shredded Brussels Sprouts side dish and I think I've found my preferred way to prepare Brussels sprouts going forward. Shredded ribbons of Brussels Sprouts are sautéed with softened onions and garlic before tossing with crumbled bacon and parmigiano reggiano cheese. This is one delicious way to get folks on the Brussels Sprouts bandwagon!...

For this dish, adding bacon definitely elevates it to another level. Aside from the bacon, I especially like that the brussels sprouts are cut into shreds or ribbons. It almost is like a warm coleslaw only better. If you have kids (or adults) you'd like to turn onto brussels sprouts, here's one way to do it!


Shredded Brussels Sprouts
recipe adapted from AllRecipes

1/2 pound sliced bacon
1/4 cup butter
1 onion, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 pounds Brussels sprouts, cored and shredded
1/4 cup grated parmigiano reggiano cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until crisp. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons grease, crumble and set aside.

In the same skillet, melt butter in with reserved bacon grease over medium heat. Add onions and garlic, cooking until softened.

Add Brussels sprouts to the pan and season with seasoning salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat until sprouts are wilted and tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in crumbled bacon and cheese just before serving.

2 comments:

megan said...

I'm going to have to try this. I'm a recent brussel sprouts fan and I love mine roasted. With a little oil, salt and pepper.

USA Kiwi (Kylee) said...

Ohhhh. Another winner! I use your pan roasted brussels sprouts recipe on holidays, this one will also go in the bag of recipes to try!

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