Try Something New: Brussels Sprouts

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I am on a mini campaign to cook each week with unfamiliar vegetables. When I go to the grocery store, I look around for veggies I have never cooked with and buy them. Last week it was Brussels sprouts.

I never liked them growing up, but I decided to give them another chance. After all, they are very good for you. They have a strong taste, so I struggled with what to do with them. I could cook them with bacon, but that would taste just like the cabbage and bacon I make. My parents tried topping them with pepperoni, but it turned out to be gross. I could roast them with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper, but I wanted something more exciting than that.

So, I decided to make a delicious breakfast scramble with the Brussels sprouts. A mix of spicy and pungent flavors turned out to mix well with the pronounced taste of the sprouts.

Spicy Sprouts and Sausage Scramble
Ingredients:
Hot Italian sausage, casing removed
6 eggs, whisked together to scramble
1 Jalapeno
1/4 cup red onion, diced
6-8 Brussels sprouts, diced
1/8 cup asiago cheese, grated
Salt
Black pepper

Directions:
Fry up the sausage , onion, jalapeno, and Brussels sprouts in a large skillet. When the sausage is well browned, pour in the whisked eggs and add a little bit of salt and black pepper to the mix. Continuously stir the mixture over medium-low heat until the egg is cooked to your liking. Add in the asiago cheese near the end, then take your scramble out of the pan when the cheese is thouroughly mixed in and melted.

This is so delicious that I made it on three separate occasions last week.

Do you have any favorite Brussels sprouts dishes? Share in the comments!

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About Chuck Grimmett

Web consultant, photographer, and problem solver. I also cook a lot and am learning to make data visualizations.
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4 Responses to Try Something New: Brussels Sprouts

  1. paleojoe says:

    Timely post, Chuck! I just roasted some Brussels sprouts yesterday in olive oil and salt. Boring I know, but delicious. I’m going to try a variation of this scramble tonight with the remaining sprouts I have.

  2. Bob Ewing says:

    Nice! I’ll be honest, I can’t recall every trying brussel sprouts. You’ve inspired me to give it a try. Great post, and thanks so much for including a recipe.

  3. chebridget says:

    Are you kidding? My mom raised me on brussels sprouts. If you don’t think you like them, try the minis, sauteed with olive oil or grass fed butter. Chopped cabbage is great the same way.

  4. chebridget says:

    And again – You have a talent for food photography.

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