This is a decadent recipe, and a great dish for a holiday or special occasion. Good quality butter, thick-cut crispy bacon and pure maple syrup make this recipe fantastic, even if you’re not a fan of the sprouts.
Brussels sprouts have a bad reputation, because if you overcook them, your kitchen smells like sulfur. Cook the sprouts until slightly underdone, they will still be green, a bit crunchy and slightly sweet.
Super nutritious and packed with vitamin K and C, you might want to give Brussels sprouts a try. They are delicious whether they’re oven-roasted, pan-roasted or steamed.
- 4 cups Brussels sprouts
- 6 strips bacon
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Rinse the Brussels sprouts under cold water and use a dry cloth or paper towel to dry. Cut each sprout into quarters.
Cut the bacon strips into 3/4-inch strips. In a medium sauté pan, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp. Strain the bacon out of the pan and place on paper towels. Reserve the bacon fat in the pan, add the butter and heat until melted. Once the butter is melted, add the Brussels sprouts and stir frequently. Sauté until the sprouts begin to brown. Add the bacon back to the pan with the sprouts and add the maple syrup. Heat until the maple syrup thickens, and the Brussels sprouts are browned and caramelized. Season with the salt and pepper. Serves 4.
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