Please pass the brussel sprouts
I am 36 years old and prior to this weekend I had never eaten, touched or cooked a brussel sprout before. They have a horrible reputation. I conducted a very scientific study and asked my loyal readers if I should make brussel sprouts. I had an impressive thirteen votes (I know this blog is so close to exploding!) 9 voted for yes, 3 voted no and 1 wondered why I was making you do a stupid poll. I reluctantly purchased the dreaded brussel sprouts. Guess what? Brussel sprouts have a horrible reputation, but they have been maligned. Seriously, when you say Brussel Sprout, what is the face most people make?
Here is how I prepared them:
I pulled off the outer layer trimmed the end mixed with salt and splash of olive oil, sliced in half and roasted them on 550 degrees F for about 15 minutes.
I had my girls sample them individually, I did not want one influencing the other. The 11-year-old said “Yum, tastes like French fries.” The 7-year-old said “Can I have more at dinner?”
My husband said “That is the best tasting brussel sprout I have ever eaten.”
Brussel sprouts will be a new staple in our house. In fact, I have now eaten them 3 times since Friday. I think they taste like a cross between broccoli and cauliflower and have a nutty flavor.
I am perplexed to their horrible reputation.