Should I cut the top off my brussel sprouts?
Always leave the top healthiest leaves because they continue to feed the stalk. The Brussels sprout plant can grow to several feet, and topping it (cutting off its growth head) when these top buds are still immature sends energy down the stalk and feeds the growing sprouts.
How do I make brussel sprouts better?
10 Easy Ways to Upgrade Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Finish with lemon and lots of Parm.
- Toss in something crunchy.
- Bathe them in balsamic glaze.
- Make them spicy.
- Just add bacon.
- Embrace honey mustard.
- Pile them on a plate filled with something creamy.
- Roast them with sausage to turn them into dinner.
How to cook brussel sprouts and bacon on the stove?
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the brussels sprouts and cook until just tender, about 7 minutes. Drain well. Meanwhile, in a large deep skillet, cook the bacon over moderate heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. Add the butter.
How do you cook brussel sprouts and chestnuts?
Tip out of the pan, leaving the fat behind, then add 200g chestnuts and fry over a high heat for about 5 mins until tinged. Tip out of the pan. Add the Brussels sprouts to the pan with a splash of water, then cover and finish cooking over a medium heat for about 5 mins, stirring now and again, until just tender.
How do you cook bacon and chestnuts in a pan?
Heat a large frying pan, add 6 rashers smoked streaky bacon, cut into bite-sized pieces, and gently fry for 10 mins until crisp and golden. Tip out of the pan, leaving the fat behind, then add 200g chestnuts and fry over a high heat for about 5 mins until tinged. Tip out of the pan.
How far in advance can you cook brussel sprouts?
Two days ahead, par-boil the sprouts, drain and cool, then chill in the fridge. You can also fry the bacon and chestnuts two days ahead, then chill. On the day, just finish cooking the sprouts and assemble the dish. Try exciting twists on Brussels sprouts plus leftovers ideas from our sister title olivemagazine.com/brussels-sprouts.