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Candied Brussel Sprouts With Bacon!!!


Believe it or not, this is the first recipe I have posted with brussel sprouts!   I have a secret confession to make about me and these little cruciferous veggies,  I have never been a huge fan of them!   Isn't that weird, considering I will eat almost anything that doesn't eat me first!  

It might be because I didn't really grow up eating them, unless we had them at someone else's house.  My mother never cooked them and now looking back and thinking about it, I bet she is not a big fan either! 

 I  say this because my mother cooked almost everything, especially vegetables, unless she didn't like it!   However, she would never admit not liking something.  She was tricky like that!  

 I guess if she admitted there was food that was unlikable, it would give us an excuse not to eat something.   We did enjoy most all of the other cruciferous cousins to the  brussel sprout, like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage!  I must admit, I have had a change of heart about the brussel sprout now!  

I have found that this recipe for brussel sprouts is really very tasty!   It has brown sugar and bacon so how bad could it be really?   It's also quick and easy which makes it a great choice!   

Here is what you will need:

6-7 slices of bacon, fried crisp
1 lb. fresh brussel sprouts,  sliced in half and the tough end removed
salt to taste
black pepper to taste
dash of garlic powder
2 Tbs. soy sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tbs. apple cider vinegar 


Fry the bacon in a a skillet until crisp.  Remove to a paper towel lined plate.   Reserve the drippings in the pan.   Turn the heat to medium.  Place the sliced brussel sprouts, cut side down in the hot drippings.  If there are loose leaves that fall off, you can discard them.  

Allow the cut side to sort of brown or char .  See the two I turned over how they are browned.  This takes about 3 -4 minutes.  Brown them without burning them.  Sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste.   Turn them over and sprinkle with brown sugar then the soy sauce and vinegar.  Place the top on the pan and steam the for about 5 to 7 minutes!   This makes them tender!


Remove the lid and turn the heat up to medium high.  Toss the brussel sprouts until the liquid has caramelized!   Sprinkle the top with the crumbled bacon right before serving!
They are delicious!! 

 

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