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What's your favorite way to cook brussel sprouts?

Asked by thisismyusername (2935points) January 22nd, 2018

Note: This only applies to those who like brussel sprouts and have cooked them, and in no way is intended to assume that everyone here likes brussel sprouts. But if you do like brussel sprouts, how do you cook them?

Also, I understand that some people might like to cook brussel sprouts but not eat them. That’s also fine. But it might make sense to discuss this with people who like them and cook them.

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Love_my_doggie's avatar

What perfect timing; I just finished dinner a few minutes ago, and I served Brussel sprouts.

I almost never cook them. I eat them raw as salad greens, tossed with a light dressing. That’s what I did tonight. I served a vegan Mushroom Ragout over whole-wheat pappardelle; that hearty main course needed a delicate side dish, so I made a lemon vinaigrette. Delicious (if I say so myself!).

thisismyusername's avatar

^ Never had them raw. I’ll have to try that.

I’ve never cooked them myself, but my brother-in-law usually makes them for holidays. He roasts them with olive oil, salt, pepper, and a touch of balsamic vinegar.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

I use bottled water and boil to done.

filmfann's avatar

I steam them.
If I don’t, then I thoroughly puree them in the garbage disposal.

josie's avatar

Cut in half. Toss in olive oil. Place cut side down on a cookie sheet. Roast in oven at 400 for 30 minutes or until cut side gets a brown surface. Salt, pepper, balsamic reduction and Parmesan cheese. My girl friend makes them with bacon chips and fennel. Equally good.

I could live on brussel sprouts. I would say I cook them at least once a week in season. Really easy and good for you.

thisismyusername's avatar

@josie: “and Parmesan cheese”

Ok, I need to try this.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Boiled, then either melted butter or cheese sauce.

zenvelo's avatar

For years I have eaten them steamed. Just this year I began to halve them, sauté in a cast iron skillet, then roast while the rest of my meal cooks.


Kardamom's avatar

I love Brussels sprouts. My favorite, although decadent, way to have them is “Au Gratin”:

I also like them raw and shaved in salads like this one with “Maple-Tahini Dressing”:

MrGrimm888's avatar

I prefer oven cooking them. Real butter. Salt and Pepper.

canidmajor's avatar

Cut in half, steamed, served with lemon juice, butter, pepper poured over.

Mariah's avatar

I have two ways I make them that are both super yummy.

One is on the stovetop, halve or quarter them, throw them in a pan with olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic, cook until slightly blackened.

The other is in the oven. Quarter them, put in casserole dish with some chopped up bacon, bleu cheese, and maple syrup, cook for 30 minutes at 400 degrees.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Steamed or grilled in the Forman.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

I prefer to steam them. Don’t overcook them, as with most green vegetables.

RocketGuy's avatar

I cut them in half, steam for 4 min., then stir fry in olive oil and garlic salt. The kids and dog like it that way, so must be good.

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