Making Brussels sprouts taste good is one question, but even more important, did you ever wonder how they grow? It blew my mind, basically tiny cabbages on a stalk:
Now how they taste… well, like anything from the cruciferous (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower), if cooked incorrectly they can taste terrible. However, if you have in mind just a few simple steps, you can make this snack not only super healthy, but also very tasty!
It is also a perfect low carb snack: 1 cup of Brussels sprout contains just 6 grams o calories. They are also high in fiber and vitamin K.
Now let’s see those 4 crucial steps to make a perfectly good tasting meal in under 10 min:
- Cut them in half – the more surface, the more browning it will receiv. This will lead to a slight caramelization – they contain little sugar, so they won’t burn, but get sweet and caramelized instead
- Start them in a cold skillet – gives you time to arrange them
- Lots of oil – to allow good surface with the skillet (for about 5 tbsps)
- Cover them while cooking – this will allow some of the water in the sprouts to steam and cooks the upper part of the sprouts. 5 min on medium fire should suffice. Then let them cook without the lid for 3-4 min on lower fire.
And here they are almost ready, all you need to do is to choose the toppings. I like them with crispy freshly made bacon, parmezan, lemon juice, mint, sesame seeds, salt and pepper: