Pan Fried Brussels Sprouts

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"I know many people who absolutely hate brussels sprouts, or at least they did until they tried them cooked this way.  I've converted more than a handful of people with this recipe.

Pan fried with smoky bacon, the sprouts are sweet and slightly oniony and have none of that aweful boiled cabbage flavour."

From Stone Soup e-Cookbook

Makes 4 servings as side dish
1 lb Brussels sprouts
2 oz pancetta, smoked spec, or bacon, chopped
2 large sprigs sage, leaves picked (optional)
2 cloves garlic, finely sliced
squeeze lemon juice
1. Trim the base of your sprouts and peel away the dark green outer leaves.  You can either discard these or add them to the pan but they will add a stronger more cabbagey flavour so probably best to omit them on your first attempt.  Take the trimmed sprouts and finely slice lengthwise into 4 or 5 slices.
2. Heat a small frying pan over a medium heat.  Add a few tablespoons olive oil and allow to warm for a few seconds before adding the pancetta, spec or bacon.  Cook for a minute or two and then add the trimmed sprouts, sage and garlic.  Saute, stirring regularly for approximately 10 minutes or until the sprouts are starting to soften and take on a golden colour.
Meal   DinnerDish   Side Dish
Cooking Method   Pan FriedMain Ingredient   Vegetables
Prep Time   less than 15 minutesCooking Time   less than 15 minutes


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