Archive for September, 2012

Bacon Sprouts

So… I like bacon. I have a crush on it. I want to marry it. Too much? Sorry. I think everyone pretty much shares my feelings though. Am I right? Of course I am. However… can the same be said for brussel sprouts? The poor little baby cabbage who is repeatedly scorned and fed to the family dog under the table… (cue the sad music) If I could, I would hold a stalk of innocent brussel sprouts in my arms while a single tear rolled down my cheek and softly whisper “It’s going to be alright… I’m going to cover you in bacon and present you to the masses!”. Then I would walk over to the open window and scream at the top of my lungs “brussel sprouts will triumph!”… Then the men in white coats would come and return me to my cell, but not before I shared with you, the secret recipe for… bacon sprouts. Deal with what just happened…

For this recipe, you will need:
1 lb fresh brussel sprouts
8 slices of bacon
1 clove of freshly grated garlic

First you want to remove the tough outer leaves of the sprouts and slice them thinly into shreds. Think coleslaw size.

Next, chop up the bacon and render it in a skillet. Stick your face over the pan and get a bacon facial. Don’t apologize later when your husband tells you that your face smells curiously like bacon.

Remove the crisped bacon from the pan with a slotted spoon and set it aside on paper towels to drain. Pour off all but about a tablespoon of bacon drippings and add the brussel sprouts. While they saute, add salt, pepper, and the grated clove of garlic. Cook until tender.

Serve the sprouts with the fairy dust bacon sprinkled magically on top. Call someone who has wronged you and tell them you forgive them. Trust me… it’s that good.

I love you. So much man… Seriously.


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