I found this recipe in this “cookbook” that an old friend recommended. The book is Simple Cooking by John Thorne, and it’s the kind of cookbook that you read like a novel. When I read about this Brussels sprouts dish he made, I suddenly I HAD to try it. It’s since become a family favorite, and a yummiful way to get all the good stuff that Brussels sprouts have in them. It’s a little labor intensive, but not in a complicated way. I’m going to give very liberal measurements here, because there really isn’t a total right or wrong.
Brussels Sprouts That Anyone Will Eat
4-6 cups of Brussels sprouts
3 Tablespoons butter
3 Tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
½ to 1 cup of whole wheat bread crumbs
½ cup Romano cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
1: Clean the Brussels sprouts well and put them in boiling water for about 5 minutes to blanch them.
2: Rinse and set aside.
3: In a large cast iron or sauté pan, melt half of the butter and half of the olive oil.
4: Add the chopped garlic.
5: Cut each of the Brussels sprouts in half. THIS STEP IS ESSENTIAL! Add them to the pan.
6: When the sprouts are browned and crispy, add the bread crumbs and the rest of the butter and olive oil.
7: At the last minute, add the cheese so it melts and browns as well.
8: Add salt and pepper to taste, and serve!
Enjoy! They are really, really good.