Recently we received Brussels sprouts in our box. I didn’t remember if I had ever had Brussels sprouts besides at a restaurant that roasted them with bacon. I am not sure if I had cooked them before. I vaguely remember doing so and my husband saying he liked them. I must not have NOT liked them if I cooked them and didn’t remember them. If you have read any of my vegetable posts then you know how I cook my veggies. In fact the Brussels sprouts pictured here are not the ones that we received in our box. I had cooked those thinking I wouldn’t post about them because I always post about roasting veggies because that is basically all I do with them. I thought you all would not be interested in that because you had read it before. But then I realized that it is more likely that some of you reading had probably not seen all my previous roasted veggies post, so I thought I would post about the Brussels sprouts when I bought more to cook. Since my husband enjoyed the ones I roasted that we got in the box, I thought I would buy more and do it again. They are pretty easy to cook. But I feel that way with roasting in general, that is why I roast my veggies. I can wash ’em, cut ’em, put ’em on a pan, throw ’em in the oven and let them cook without having to think about it.
Preheat the oven to 400° F. Wash the Brussels sprouts. Cut the end off of each Brussels sprout, the end where the sprout was growing from the stalk. Then cut the Brussels sprouts in half. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Put the Brussels sprouts on the pan, spreading them out a bit. Drizzle some olive oil on the Brussels sprouts. Sprinkle with garlic salt, salt, and pepper if you’d like. (I didn’t use pepper.) Then put them in the oven for about 15 minutes. After 15 minutes take them out and flip them over, moving them around. If they seem a bit dry you can always put more olive oil on. Sprinkling on more seasoning if you would like. Then put them back in the oven for 15 minutes. Take them out after the 15 minutes has passed and move them around again, flipping them over, if they are browned to your liking then serve them. Or you can put them in for a few more minutes like I did. I like them browned.
We just ate them like that. I didn’t add any bacon or cheese or sauce. We rather enjoyed them. I do remember having been afraid of Brussels sprouts because I had always heard how awful they were. Well, they are not. They are pretty good. Some even have a little sweetness to them. They are super easy to make — and I love that.
Are you a fan of the Brussels sprout? How do you cook them?