One way to get the kids to eat their veggies is to add stuff they like. Maple syrup, bacon, and brussel sprouts come together to make a side that everyone will love.
Tim McMillan from The Roof restaurant shares how to dress up this dish.
Maple Bacon Brussel Sprouts
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil
- 2 cups Brussel Sprouts, halved
- 4 slices bacon
- ½ cup 100% Pure maple syrup
- To taste Salt and pepper
1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add Brussel Sprouts, and cook for 3-5 minutes or until they are a vibrant green color. Remove from boiling water and immediately place in an ice bath. Stir slightly until sprouts have completely cooled. Remove sprouts from ice water and place on a plate or pan with a paper towel to catch excess water, set aside.
2. Cook bacon until it is the desired crispiness, slice cross-wise into thin strips and set aside.
3. Place a sauté pan on the stove over medium-high heat. When pan is heated, add cooking oil and heat. When oil is heated, gently place sprouts into oil to avoid splashing. Cook until one side is nice and cooked with a dark brown color, about 3 minutes. Turn sprouts over and repeat. Remove sprouts from pan and set aside.
4. Add maple syrup to pan and cook until thickened, about 1 minute. Add sprouts and bacon back into the pan, tossing everything together. Season with salt and pepper as desired. Remove pan from heat and place the sprouts into your desired serving dish and enjoy.