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Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Almonds




The Brussels Sprout never gets any love. You might think you don't like them, but I'll bet this recipe will change your mind.

about 1 1/2 cups Brussels sprouts
2 slices of bacon, cut into 1/4 inch strips
pinch of sugar
3 cloves garlic, minced
handful of whole almonds , toast almonds in a preheated 350f oven for 10 minutes
salt and pepper to taste

Peel off tough outer layers of sprouts.Cut off hard core at the bottom. Slice very thinly into coins. Some will stay intact and some will fall apart. In a large pan, saute bacon over moderate heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, leaving the bacon drippings in the pan.Add garlic and cook for one minute. Add sliced sprouts to pan, add a pinch of sugar and  season with salt and pepper. Add 1-2 tsp. water to pan. Cover and cook over moderate heat until sprouts are tender, about 5 minutes. Add  bacon and roughly chopped almonds to  pan. If desired a tbsp of cider vinegar can be added to this.

Be a lover not a hater.


Tags: Brussels Sprouts, Sides, Bacon, Almonds

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