Bacon Brussels Sprouts

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Registered: 09-10-2003
Bacon Brussels Sprouts
Fri, 09-12-2008 - 10:10am

Bacon Brussels Sprouts


  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 ounces bacon, 1/4 inch diced
  • 1/2 lb brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 tsp freshly ground white pepper
  • 3/4 cups chicken stock


Heat the olive oil in a large pan and add the precooked bacon. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the fat is rendered and the bacon is golden brown and crisp (5-10 minutes). Place bacon on a plate lined with a paper towel. Add the brussels sprouts, salt, and pepper to the fat in the pan and saute over medium heat for about 5 minutes until lightly browned. Add the chicken stock. Lower the heat and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the sprouts are tender when pierced with a knife (about 15 minutes). If the skillet becomes too dry, add a little chicken stock or water. Return the bacon to the pan, heat through, season to taste, and serve.

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