There have always been brussels sprouts on the table at Christmas (if you ignore the year I made Christmas dinner at our student house in 1999) and yet I've always passed on them - not because they were necessarily badly cooked - but just due to the stigma attached. Sprouts are stinky and farty, notoriously difficult to cook well, everyone has a different opinion about whether or not to cross the bottom of them and are only put on the table for Grandmas, aren't they?
Apparently not - they seem to be making a comeback this year and with all of the tempting recipes floating around places like Pinterest I decided to give one a go.
The dish with the most rave reviews seemed to be roasted brussels sprouts with bacon and apple and so I had a crack at this recipe (on a smaller scale). They turned out wonderfully and I was an instant convert.
What's not to love about brussels sprouts? They're so cute, like mini cabbages!
Are you a sprout fan?
I'm looking for some new ways to try them, now - what ways do you like to cook them?