Friday, January 14, 2011

Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Walnuts

Who would have ever thought Brussel sprouts would make such a comeback? They've had a bad rap for years but can be truly delicious if prepared by sauteeing or roasting them. This recipe from Pinch My Salt was fabulous and makes an excellent side dish to beef or pork. Casey and I both loved it!



Ingredients:
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon walnut oil (or oil of your choice, or apple cider)
4 slices thick cut bacon
1 pound brussels sprouts, trimmed and shredded (you can use the shredding blade on a food processor)
1/2 cup toasted chopped walnuts
kosher salt, to taste
fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:
In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, sugar, and oil; set aside.

In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon, cut or crumble into pieces, and set aside. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of drippings in pan (if there aren’t enough drippings to equal 2 tbsp, add a little butter or oil).

Heat drippings over medium-high then add shredded brussels sprouts. Cook, stirring constantly, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until just tender. Remove from heat and stir in bacon, walnuts, and dressing. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm.

Servings: 4
 

Linked to Ekat's Kitchen Friday Potluck, Fudge Ripple Tuesday Night Supper Club and Real Sustenance Seasonal Sundays.

29 comments:

Kitchen Belleicious said... [Reply to comment]

Oh if only my husband would like brussel sprouts. I love them, bacon or not! Only kidding! Seriously though I made them for him one time and he was not much for it but maybe i will try again with your recipe!Thanks!

anniebakes said... [Reply to comment]

I have never tried brussels sprouts-only because I think they might be awful, but these look really good so maybe I should give them a try! anne

Klove said... [Reply to comment]

Yummy...I love brussel sprouts and love bacon. I'm sure it'll be spectacular! Can't wait to try it out.

Christina said... [Reply to comment]

@Kitchen Belleicious My husband used to hate them but he loves these so there may be hope for yours!

Christina said... [Reply to comment]

@anniebakes They are so good prepared this way, definitely try them!

Kathryn said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Christina, I love brussel sprouts! What a great new way to serve them. Can't wait to try your recipe.
Kathryn

Miriam said... [Reply to comment]

I just got some brussel sprouts, and you're right, if made deliciously they can be quite addictive. Great recipe! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Lisa said... [Reply to comment]

Yum, my family doesn't care much for brussel sprouts on their own, but they love them when made with bacon.

Ma What's 4 dinner said... [Reply to comment]

I'm a brussel sprout roaster by nature but this recipe looks awesome. I'll have to give it a try.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said... [Reply to comment]

I'm one of the brussel sprout haters, but I must say, this sounds pretty yummy! :)

Tanja @ Postmodern Hostess said... [Reply to comment]

I **adore** Brussels sprouts! So thank you for sharing this recipe... can't wait to add it to my repertoire. My recent favorite (Brussels sauteed in walnut oil with toasted pecans) was from our Thanksgiving dinner... super yummy too!

Serious props for being so prolific in the kitchen. I am continually impressed and endlessly jealous!

xoxo,
tanja

Christina said... [Reply to comment]

@Tanja @ Postmodern Hostess I will have to try your version, sounds amazing!

Louanne said... [Reply to comment]

Brussels sprouts are one of my favorites, and this is must-try recipe for me!

Britany @ Real Sustenance said... [Reply to comment]

Loveeee this recipe. I made brusel sprouts with bacon as part of christmas dinner this year- though your recipe looks WAY better! Must try this.
Wanted to invite you to link it up at a weekly event I host titled Seasonal Sundays As this recipe fits the theme QUITE well.
xo, Brittany

Kelly~ Wave of Life Surf Studio said... [Reply to comment]

Love this recipe- can's wait to try it! Hi I am your newest follower from the blog hop & would love it if you stopped by and returned the love :)

http://waveoflifesurfstudio.blogspot.com/

Amelia said... [Reply to comment]

I have just discovered that I love brussels sprouts! I haven't tried them shredded like this, it sounds interesting, I will have to give it a try. :)

Me, Myself and Pie said... [Reply to comment]

I've NEVER eaten brussel sprouts because of that bad wrap you're talking about! But they keep popping up on blogs. Hmm...I think I'll try them. This recipe looks great.

Christy said... [Reply to comment]

we love brussel sprouts around here..and i love your recipe...so yummy! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.

Amy Kirchhoff said... [Reply to comment]

Okay. I hate brussel sprouts and have NEVER tasted a recipe that could enable me to actually finish my serving. But I know they're good for me, so I decided anything w/ bacon can't be bad, right? I was right! I won't say I love them, but at least I now know that there is a way I can eat sprouts. Thank you! :)

Christina said... [Reply to comment]

@Amy Kirchhoff I'm glad you tried them, bacon makes everything delicious!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

So glad I doubled this recipe! SO delish!! Thank you for sharing.

Karen R in RI

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks so much for this recipe and the Pork Loin we had both of these for dinner and that were out of this world. The Brussels were to die for could have ate them all. Your recipes are so good, good job keep up the recipes!!!!!

Patricia Stevenson said... [Reply to comment]

Made this today - wow, yum!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Omg! I made these tonight and they were so good! I usually don't like Brussel sprouts because they kind of taste like dirt to me but I loved these. Between my hubby and I, we ate the whole pan : )

Steve Medina said... [Reply to comment]

I love brussels sprouts any way.

Steve Medina said... [Reply to comment]

I love brussels sprouts any way.

Steve Medina said... [Reply to comment]

I love brussels sprouts any way.

Lizzyx said... [Reply to comment]

I've never tried brussols sprouts.. But I'll definitely try this recipe next week..

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

My husband hates Brussels sprouts, although I doubt he has ever tried one. I tried this recipe tonight using cabbage instead and he said it was a real keeper while filling his plate with a second helping!
I think I may try this with Kale the next time.
Thanks for a great recipe. Who knows, I may even shred a few Brussels sprouts in with the cabbage next time and see if he notices! LOL!

Jules

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