Brussels Sprouts With Bacon
A deliciously different side dish made with garlic sauteed brussel sprouts, bacon, and finished with a parmesan cream sauce.
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trimmed and cut in half
Salt and pepper to season
chopped or finely sliced
whipping cream, double cream in the UK, and thickened cream in Australia are all good options.
Cook chopped bacon in a large frying pan over medium heat until crisp.
Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and transfer to a paper towel.
Drain the fat leaving 2 tablespoons in the pan. Add the garlic and heat on medium heat for a minute before adding sliced sprouts, and saute a minute longer.
Pour in the heavy cream, grated parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Add the bacon in and mix to combine.
Bring to a boil, then simmer on low for additional 5-10 minutes or until they reach your desired softness.
Taste for seasoning and add salt as needed before serving.
Baking soda neutralizes bitterness.
Taste before serving and if your sprouts taste bitter, add a half teaspoon of baking soda to the dish, mix, taste, and repeat as necessary.
When cooking the bacon
, don’t have the heat too high as you don’t want to burn the fat. If it does get dark, just drain all the fat and add some olive oil for the next step
Brussel sprouts can be difficult to soften
, when simmering you can cover the pan to stop the sauce from reducing too much, and be sure to keep the heat relatively low.
To speed up the cooking process
, slice the sprouts into smaller slices.
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