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Mind-Blowing Brussels Sprouts!

Mind-Blowing Brussels Sprouts!

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

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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.

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1:44AM PDT on Mar 27, 2013

Yumm... Love them:))

1:55PM PDT on Mar 23, 2013

brussle sprouts are so good

8:23PM PST on Jan 25, 2013

My sister-in-law sometimes makes a wonderful oxtail stew including brussel sprouts for family potlucks.

8:17PM PST on Jan 25, 2013

Thanks - will try this one.

6:27AM PDT on Nov 2, 2012

could be tasty

10:52AM PDT on Oct 26, 2012

Thank you

7:09AM PDT on Oct 9, 2012

this sounds delicious definitely gonna try it yummm!

4:43PM PDT on Sep 13, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

7:25PM PDT on Apr 23, 2012

Thanks for the post but these are one of the few things I just don't like.

2:03AM PDT on Apr 14, 2012

Thanks for the article.

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