Monday, May 4, 2015
CARAMELIZED BRUSSELS SPROUTS & BACON
1½ – 2 pounds brussels sprouts
5 slices bacon, diced
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. butter
1 shallot, diced
⅓ cup hot water (if needed)
Wash and remove the outer leaves from brussels sprouts, trim stem end and cut in half. If brussels sprout is smaller, you can leave whole & just cut an X in the bottom to allow heat to penetrate.
In a large skillet, cook bacon until evenly browned, remove bacon from skillet, leaving grease behind.
Stir butter and olive oil into bacon grease, add shallots and cook until translucent.
Add the halved brussels sprouts and pan fry, stirring frequently until the brussels sprouts are golden (be careful not to burn them or they will taste bitter),and tender, yet still slightly firm, about 10 minutes. (Add ⅓ cup hot water if pan is getting dry and sprouts aren’t cooking).
To re-heat bacon, add it back to the pan for the last 5 minutes of cooking time.