Brussels Sprouts Mania-Golden Crusted Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower and Brussels Sprout Gratin with Pine Nut-Breadcrumb Topping

Brussels Sprouts are now one of my favorite vegetables. It didn't used to be that way. When I was a kid they were angry little cabbages to be avoided at all costs. Blechh.

But a couple of years ago I discovered roasted brussels sprouts. It was love at first bite! Yum!!

And apparently some other people feel the same was as when I went to buy the sprouts two stores were sold out! Luckily the third store had plenty and were selling them on the stalk, which is a cool way to buy sprouts.

Up until now I would have told you roasted brussels sprouts were the only way to go. That is until I tried Golden Crusted Brussels Sprouts from the 101 cookbooks blog. Oh my these are faster and easier than roasting with pretty much the same effect. I could eat these every day!

Try them. If this doesn't turn a hater into a lover then nothing will.

Recipe HERE

My second recipe is for special occasions.

Cauliflower and Brussels Sprout Gratin with Pine Nut-Breadcrumb Topping. We were digging into this long after dinner. I even had leftovers for breakfast. It's a no brainer that it would be a hit. Only a freak wouldn't love vegetables drenched in cheese and heavy cream?

I'm glad I read reviews before making this. Do NOT blanch the veggies before cooking as they will turn out mushy. Mine were still crisp. Perfectly cooked. Also those who attempted to bypass the heavy cream ended up with soup and admitted they should have used the cream. So don't lighten it up.

Recipe HERE

Also if you're seeing weird font sizes I'm sorry. I have no idea why my blog is acting up.


Two Tummies said...

That looks pretty tasty, but I am a sprout lover already.

YOu shoudll try them with lemon and crispy pancetta as well. Delicious!

KristiB said...

Thanks for commenting. Your version sounds great too!