Monday, September 27, 2010

Alton Brown’s Brussels Sprouts Recipe

-In the last scene of Cheaper by the Dozen the Baker family is seating at the dinner table for a nice family meal.  One of the dishes that they were passing around (and everyone seemed to partake) was Brussels sprouts.  I thought if the Baker kids ate it, maybe my kids would too.  After all, they are always mimicking what they see on television.  My sister-in-law, Melissa, had seen Atlton Brown’s (from the Food Network)recipe for Brussels sprouts and she made it for us one afternoon.  I can’t guarantee that your kids will eat it, but I can guarantee it’s delicious nonetheless.

Alton Brown's Brussels Sprouts


6 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 small onion, julienned
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 small Granny Smith apple, cored and chopped
1 recipe Basic Brussels Sprouts, recipe follows
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon whole-grain Dijon mustard
1 ounce blue cheese, crumbled
Pinch freshly ground nutmeg


Place the bacon into a 10-inch straight-sided sauté pan and set over
medium-high heat. Cook bacon until crisp and brown. Remove bacon and all but 1 tablespoon of the fat from the pan using a slotted spoon. Decrease the heat to low. Add the onion and cook just until they turn semi-translucent, approximately 3 minutes. Add the salt and apple and continue to cook for another minute. Add the Brussels sprouts, heavy cream and mustard and cook just until the Brussels sprouts are heated through, approximately 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the bacon, blue cheese and nutmeg.
Serve immediately.

Basic Brussels Sprouts

1 pound Brussels sprouts, rinsed
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Cut off the stem end of the Brussels sprouts and remove any yellowing outer leaves. Cut each Brussels sprout in half from top to bottom. Place the Brussels sprouts, water and salt into a 3 to 4-quart saucier and cover. Place over high heat and cook for 5 minutes or until tender. Remove and serve immediately.

Yield: 4 servings

The Sun Kissed Boys wanted nothing to do with Brussels.  Not even when I pointed out that the kids in the movie ate it.  Could it be that kids eating Brussels sprouts only happens in movies?  I

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Biljana said...

Hi Janet!!
Thanks for stopping by. Your blog is wonderful, I am your newest follower:)))
Greetings from Europe, Biljana

Teachinfourth said...

Brussel Sprouts?


Enough said.


Baked with a little olive oil, garlic, with grated Parmesan on top (maybe steam first to give a half cook) can be unimaginably good. Great cheese is the secret, distracts you from the bitters.

Seriously. I grew up on boiled vegetables. I understand the "Egh...". That said, try it with some cheese garlic and a tad of bacon grease and it's MAGICALLY DELICIOUS!

Kelly said...

seriously was googling "alton brown brussel sprouts recipe" for thanksgiving dinner tonight and your blog popped up...i loved the title and had to check it out...THANK YOU! easy to follow and understand....Alton also makes a more basic recipe too...just boiling them and them roasting them with sea salt...

anyway your blog is super cute and i will definitely be back, happy thanksgiving!