Brussels sprouts, bacon and chestnuts

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Brussel sprouts are a revelation cooked like this.

Brussels sprouts, bacon and chestnuts
Photo: Natalie Boog

Ingredients

  • 600g brussels sprouts, one layer peeled off and root end scored
  • 100g butter
  • 100g bacon, diced
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground white pepper
  • 200g chestnuts, roasted and peeled

Method

I learnt this method of cooking brussels sprouts from famed chef Michel Roux. Adding chestnuts and bacon turns it into a great side dish or a garnish for pork, game or poultry.

Boil sprouts in salted water for five minutes and refresh in iced water. Melt butter in a pan over a low heat. Add sprouts and bacon and season. Fry gently in the butter for 10 minutes. Add chestnuts and fry a further five minutes until lightly golden.

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  • Main Ingredients - Pork, Brussels sprouts
  • Cuisine - French

2 reviews so far

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Special options: kid friendly? Judging by many comments on the main article, brussels sprouts are only arguably "adult" friendly! ...

    ... but thank you for so many extra recipes for my number one "fave" vegetable. Cold left-overs for breakfast are just the best!

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    Pomyb*****d
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    May 29, 2013, 10:44PM
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

    Yes, great recipe.. But revelation? Hardly! I remember doing this in about 1980. I've settled on toasted almonds rather than chestnuts. And.. Erm... How do chestnuts manage to feature in a recipe described as "nut-free"??? Curious!

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    Redefining nut free
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    Planet sprout
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    June 22, 2013, 4:16AM

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