Brussels sprouts sautéed with bacon, onion and garlic is a delicious combination youʼll be happy to have as a meal! Anyone who thinks they don’t like brussel sprouts will be sure to change their mind after tasting these little beauties.
Onion, bacon and garlic form the base for these little beauties. Caramelised in the pan with all those yum flavours of bacon, onion and garlic equals delicious. Be careful not to overcook them as they will become soft and soggy just like overcooked cabbage. You still want a little crunch to the texture, but just cooked enough to be fork tender. Cook in the pan to take on all that bacon, onion and garlic deliciousness.
Love ’em or hate ’em
Poor old brussels sprouts are often maligned. They’re a bit like coriander, you either love them or hate them. We love them, especially cooked with the trinity flavour base. This delicious vegetable becomes sweet and nutty when caramelised.
Look for small young brussel sprouts of the same size with tight bright green leaves. Discard any that are extra large or have yellowing leaves.
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Brussel sprouts sautéed with bacon, onion and garlic is delicious. The trinity of bacon along with onions and garlic beautifully caramelises the brussel sprouts.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 pound (500g) small tight brussel sprouts base trimmed and halved
- 1 medium brown onion cut into small dice
- 3 rashers bacon cut into small dice
- 3 fat cloves of garlic finely chopped
- salt and pepper to season
- heat frypan over medium to high heat
- add oil and butter, melting the butter
- add bacon and onions and cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes.
- toss in the finely chopped garlic to the bacon and onion mixture, continue to cook, stir frequently until onion and bacon are golden (about 4-5 minutes)
- remove bacon mixture from pan and pop into a bowl
- add brussel sprouts cut side down and cook till caramelised (around 8-10 minutes)
- return bacon mixture to pan and season with salt and pepper
- toss all together
- serve and enjoy!
- watch point – you may find as the cooking progresses that you need to add a little more oil and butter to the pan.
- what you don’t want is for the frying pan to become dry while frying the brussel sprouts
- Category: vegetables
- Method: frypan
- Cuisine: English
Keywords: brussel sprouts sauteed with bacon, onion and garlic