Sprouts aren’t Just for Christmas, they’re for brunch too!

My dad can cook sprouts like a boss, he’s a professional chef so I suppose thats to be expected. When I went home for Christmas we ate a lot of them and not just for Christmas dinner; I realised how versatile and under rated the poor little vegetable is.  When I came back to Coventry for the new term I’ve been on a bit of a health kick (if you ignore the baking) and have come to love sprouts as a great winter veg option.

IMG_3873.JPGThis recipe for sprouts is a great brunch recipe and a new favourite. I’ve been eating it for brunch on my mornings off and it a great little filler. You will really enjoy it. It your after a creamier meal you can add a heap table spoon of cream cheese right at the end (or on reheating if you are a meal prepper), this works great if the sprouts are not a fresh as you probably want them to be… usually towards the use by date as they get a little bitter.

So when you’re enjoying the last of your winter veg before the season ends remember, sprouts aren’t just for Christmas, they’re for brunch too!

This recipes makes three which is a weird number but probably could make four portions if your not after a big meal but a simple brekkie! But this would get me through to dinner nice and easily.


Pan Fired Sprouts, with bacon and sausage. Served with a soft boiled egg – Makes 3 or 4 Portions

IMG_1522.JPGIngredients

  • 500g of Brussel Sprouts, prepped (peeled)
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp oil, vegetable preferred.
  • 4 sausages
  • 8 rashers of bacon
  • 1 tbsp, heaped, cream cheese
  • 6-8 eggs – 2 eggs per portion for the soft boiled egg

Method

  1. In a pan fry off your sausages, this takes about ten minutes, rotating every two minutes.
  2. Whilst this is cooking take you prepped sprouts and cut them in half. Once the sausages are cooked set aside to cool and fry off the bacon in the same pan.
  3. Set your bacon aside and add the oil to the same pan. You do this to keep the flavour of the sausage and the bacon and add that great taste to the sprouts!
  4. Add all your sprouts and fry off for two minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. Add the butter and let simmer in the frying pan for six minutes.
  5. Whilst the sprouts are cooking take the sausages and cut into thin slices. Cut the bacon into medium sized chunks as well. If your making your eggs as you cook you might want to put them on now!
  6. Add the bacon and sausage to the sprouts, mix completely and allow to continue cooking. This should talk about 3-4 minutes. If you can easily pierce a sprout with a fork they are ready.
  7. Optional: Serve with two soft boiled eggs, a stirring of cream cheese. Eat whilst hot

 

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