It often seems that Brussels sprouts are more associated with how much people hate them than anything else. And sure, plenty of the biggest veggie lovers out there run the other way at the site of the bitter sprouts. Scientists have even theorized that humans have a mutated gene that determines whether or not we like their bitter flavor!
It’s time to give Brussels sprouts the respect they deserve. Prepared correctly, the sprouts will lose much of their off-putting flavor and turn even the biggest hater into their number one fan! Click through for 13 fantastic ways to prepare Brussels sprouts, and read some basic tips and info below.
The sprouts are packed with vitamins C, A, and potassium. They contain two different powerful anti-cancer properties.
How to Buy:
Sprouts should be no more than 1 inch in diameter, bright green, firm, compact, and without blemishes. They’re in season from late August until March. If you’re picking the sprouts out individually, make sure to get them in uniform sizes so that they will cook at the same rate.
How to Store:
They keep for up to 4 days in your vegetable crisper, 10 days if stored in a plastic bag. Make sure they’re unwashed and untrimmed.
How to Wash:
Any discolored or yellowed leaves should be discarded. Trim the sprouts’ stems and rinse under running water.