Recipe Ideas - Brussel Sprouts
I have been obsessed with watching Jacques Pepin cooking videos lately. And if you've seen him cook, you know why! His happy-go-lucky demeanour mixed with traditional French dishes is irresistible. And he makes everything look so easy!
This Brussel sprouts recipe I watched him make yesterday looks fantastic. I've never thought about putting Brussel sprouts in the food processor; I've only ever eaten them whole (or cut in half).
This may even be the Brussel sprouts dish that finally gets your kids to try them!
Jacque Pepin's Fricassee of Brussels Sprouts & Bacon
- 2 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed
- 8 slices bacon, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch pieces
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- Freshly ground black pepper
1. Working in batches and using the slicing blade on your food processor, shred the Brussels sprouts. (You should have about 10 cups.)
2. Place half the bacon and oil in a large skillet. Cover and cook over high heat until the bacon is crispy and brown, and most of the fat is rendered, 2 to 3 minutes.
3. Add half the sprouts to the skillet; season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook until the sprouts begin to soften, 1 to 2 minutes. Uncover and cook, occasionally tossing, until the sprouts are crisp-tender, about 2 minutes.
4. Transfer to a bowl; repeat with the remaining bacon, oil and sprouts.
Do you have a favourite Brussel sprout recipe? Share it in the comments below!
(Thank you, RachelRayMag.com, for the recipe & meal image. Watch the Jacques Pepin video here.)