Brussels sprouts are one of my favorite vegetables. I usually roast them, and sometimes I slice thinly and saute with some Canadian bacon. Either way, I love them. While this recipe takes a little more effort (like 5 minutes maybe) it’s totally worth it. I ate 3 helpings of this dish and ignored everything else on the table. 🙂 I think this is my new holiday side dish I liked it so much!
BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH BACON AND WALNUTS
2 T cider vinegar
1 T brown sugar
1 T olive oil
1/2 lb bacon, thick sliced
1 T unsalted butter
1 pound brussels sprouts (about 1 stalk)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
salt and pepper, to taste
Cook bacon until crisp, reserving 1 T bacon drippings.
Chop bacon and set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, brown sugar, and oil. Set aside.
Heat the bacon drippings with the tablespoon of butter in a large pan over medium high heat. Thinly slice brussels sprouts and add to pan. Cook for about 5 minutes, until tender. Add bacon, walnuts, and dressing off the heat. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe source: very slightly adapted from Pinch My Salt