Brussels sprouts

It is the season once again

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15/10/2013 at 21:52

The best thing about October is that it is the start of the Brussels sprout season.

Mmmmm ... sprouts .... don't boil them to death, shred them and quickly stir fry and mix in a little creme fraiche or sour cream immediately before serving.

Surprisingly easy to scoff a whole 500g bag when they're cooked like that ... yum.

15/10/2013 at 21:56

I thought this was going to be the 'get them on to boil now, they'll be ready for Christmas' thread 

15/10/2013 at 21:58

They're also nice roasted

15/10/2013 at 22:13

Sliced and layered with lasagne sheets, chicken and other veg.

15/10/2013 at 22:26


15/10/2013 at 22:44

Or just left outside with the rest of the compost. 

15/10/2013 at 23:46

I made brussel sprout soup once. It was lovely.

16/10/2013 at 07:43

Mmmm, sprouts.  Steam them gently, the fry them off quickly in sesame oil with some bacon bits. I love sprouts.

16/10/2013 at 08:33

I quite like raw sprouts!


16/10/2013 at 08:34

Or braised in white wine. 

16/10/2013 at 09:21

Just don't boil them to death! 

16/10/2013 at 09:24

Ooh, that sounds nice, must try it.

Muttley Jnr cannot stand the sight of sprouts. He is a poor deluded lad. So they're all for me. Toot toot!

16/10/2013 at 09:28

The braising in white wine sounds nice, I meant. Didn't we have an edit function once?

16/10/2013 at 09:48

Isn't there some sort of rule that you shouldn't start on the sprouts until after the first frost of the season?

16/10/2013 at 12:10

Love sprouts, especially with gravy. I always eat them first and they're a nice size so satisfy my OCD tendencies on both counts.

Made a curry with them once  

16/10/2013 at 13:38

You can't beat a few Brussel sprouts on your dinner plate. 

Remember, a sprout is for life, not just for Christmas.

16/10/2013 at 14:00

 Haha good one

16/10/2013 at 14:14

They'd go a bit mouldy after a while though.  Best just for Christmas

16/10/2013 at 15:04

Sprout soup is very nice and they are supposed to taste sweeter after a frost as do parsnips. For some reason they also seem better bought on the stalk, or that could be my imagination. Sprout tops though, they are fantastic, really tasty.

16/10/2013 at 15:20

parboiled, then finished off in a frying pan with butter, chestnuts and pancetta. 

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