The problem with most Brussels sprouts is that they taste bitter or bland. But a little bacon, a lot of garlic and a lemon finish make these sprout unforgettable! No bacon? Use ham! I used prosciutto I had left over from making Chicken Cordon Bleu!
- For a strictly-veggie option, try smoked tempeh (or other fakin bacon). The smokey quality adds an unforgettable depth of flavor.
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Step 1: Materials
- Brussels sprouts
- 2 slices bacon (or ham, prosciutto, smoked tempeh, etc)
- Chopped garlic
- Dash of lemon juice
- Olive oil
Step 2: Prep
Cut bottoms off of Brussel sprouts and remove any icky leaves
Slice sprouts in half
Toss in olive oil to coat
Cut bacon into small pieces
Step 3: Cook
Cook bacon over med-high heat. (if using prosciutto, tempeh, or any less fatty meat, add a dash of olive oil)
Add chopped garlic (as much as you like!)
Place sprouts in bacon grease, cut-side down
Cook until cut-side is golden brown
Toss ingredients around in pan for a few more minutes until everything's nice and crispy.
Plate and sprinkle with a heathy does of lemon juice.
Now just try to resist these tasty morsels!!