Brussels sprouts. You either love ’em or hate ’em. Which camp are you in?
It’s tough to hate them when they’re prepared like this. They really are delicious! Have you seen them sold on the stalk? My local Trader Joe’s sells them that way. You get a ton of them for $2.99. Not a bad deal! It looks like this:
This is a really easy side dish that would be perfect for Thanksgiving, you know, if you like to plan ahead for that sort of thing 😉
Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta & Onion
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3/4 cup pancetta, cubed
1 batch brussels sprouts (about 2 cups)
salt and pepper
crushed red pepper
Boil a pot of water and add brussels sprouts. Cook for about 5 minutes, then drain while running cool water over them. Pat dry and slice lengthwise.
Heat oil in a large skillet. Add brussels sprouts and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder and crushed red pepper to taste. Cook for a few minutes. Add pancetta and onion and stir. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Cook until brussels sprouts have browned and onions are soft.