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
˝ to 1 cup of whole wheat bread crumbs
˝ 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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ANA MARIJA R4 years ago

Yumm... Love them:))

Lady Kaira
None None4 years ago

brussle sprouts are so good

Dana W.
Dana W5 years ago

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

Dana W.
Dana W5 years ago

Thanks - will try this one.

J.L. A.
JL A5 years ago

could be tasty

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Victoria R.

this sounds delicious definitely gonna try it yummm!

Duane B.
.5 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Carole R.
Carole R5 years ago

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

KS Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.