Don't like brussels sprouts but love bacon and garlic? Then give these a go, the secret is in the butter!
Buttery bacon brussels sprouts with a hint of garlic and orange, oh my word!!! Make this easy family recipe for sure.
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Brussels sprouts, love em or hate em?
Brussels sprouts, love em or hate em? When I was a child I would do anything to not eat them but it's amazing how your likes/dislikes still develop and change as time goes on.
Yet my 11 yr old cannot get enough of them and even takes them to school!
If you don't like Brussels sprouts then this recipe is just for you. I developed this so hide the flavour, yet I ended up loving them. Kiddos too!Buttery bacon brussels sprouts with a hint of garlic - even sprout haters gonna love this.
Buttery Bacon Brussels Sprouts - with a hint of garlic and orange
I like to jazz them up a bit and love everything buttery so these buttery bacon Brussels sprouts are a combination of all my favourite flavours. The orange zest doesn't please everyone so you may want to leave this out if it is contentious.
For me, its the plenty of butter with the little hint of garlic that really takes it to a new level. And of course, there is that amazing bacon in there.
Are Brussels Sprouts Healthier Than Broccoli?
Both are non-starchy green vegetables so both fit within the low-carb and keto lifestyle.
Let's take a look at their nutrition value.
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Both Brussels sprouts and broccoli have similar nutrition panels, with broccoli giving a little higher vitamin A, vitamin C and folate.
What will take the bitterness out of Brussels Sprouts?
Yes, adding salt to your Brussels sprouts will reduce the slight bitterness that some peopel dislike.
Also the addition of the garlic and orange zest in this recipe really masks any bitter taste too.
You can use the same technique for broccoli too.
Buttery Bacon Brussels Sprouts
- Prepare the Brussels sprouts by removing any dirty leaves, trimming the base a little, then cut in half. Sprinkle with salt.
- Boil in a small amount of water until just cooked, roughly 5-8 minutes. Drain and leave the lid off to allow the steam to escape. You don't want a soggy sauce.
- In a frying pan, heat the butter, then gently cook the bacon until it begins to go crispy. Now add the garlic and cook for another minute. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
- Add the orange zest then gently stir in the cooked Brussels sprouts. Stir while heating the Brussels sprouts and coating them in the buttery garlic sauce.
- Serve and use some walnut pieces to garnish.