Carl’s Broiled Brussels Sprouts
This is the simplest recipe ever. I always hated brussels sprouts growing up, mostly because my parents steamed them and served them plain. Ick. When I was a grown up I went to a steak house in Vancouver. Somoene ordered the sprouts as a side dish. When they came to the table I knew I had to have them.
The recipe is simple. Cut them in half, toss in olive oil, salt and pepper, and broil in a cast-iron pan for about 5 minutes, or until they start to turn brown and crispy. That’s it.
In my house, after they are done, we add a bit of asiago cheese and stick them back in for a minute to melt the cheese. You could substitute bacon fat for the olive oil, and add crumbled bacon. Chopped hazelnuts also work wonderfully.
Turns out this technique will bring out the flavor of just about any vegetable: peppers, mushrooms, onions, Bok Choi, parsnips, etc… So, have at it!
I introduced this recipe on my ketogenic lifestyle podcast with Richard Morris, 2 Keto Dudes.