What’s In Season? Brussels Sprouts

You might cringe when you hear the word Brussels Sprouts, but if you cook them properly, they’re actually really tasty! They’re still in season right now, but it’s almost over – so now is the time to grab up the last of the fresh crops!

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Fresh Brussels are really easy to cook!

1. Wash them off.

2. Hull out the stem in a cone-shape with your knife.

Now you’re ready to try out two of our favorite ways to cook them!

Brussels Sprouts Chips

Seriously – these are SO GOOD your kids might give up potato chips forever. Okay, maybe not forever, but these are a great, healthier alternative that doesn’t take a lot of time or maintenance!brussells

Set your oven to 425 degrees.

1. Once you have hulled and washed the sprouts, peel the leaves and place in a bowl.

2. Toss the leaves with a little olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and grated parmesan cheese.

3. Spread out on cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes (depending how crispy you like them).

4. Viola! Scoop back up into a bowl and serve as a snack for movie night!

 

Sautéed Brussel Sprouts

This is a really quick and delicious side dish for any meal – especially when you don’t have a lot of time!

1. Hull and wash your fresh Brussels sprouts.

2. Chop then into 4 sections.

3. Place some butter and freshly chopped garlic in a hot pan on medium-high heat.

4. Once the garlic starts to brown, add the brussels sprouts.

5. Drizzle them with olive oil and salt and pepper.

6. Continue to stir them in the pan for about 10-12 minutes. (I like to wait till then are browned, that’s when their sweetness comes out!) Do not over cook them though! That is the usually what happens when people don’t like them – they turn bitter if overcooked!