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Better Brussels Sprouts


I really should call this recipe BEST brussels sprouts.  Most people who don't like brussel sprouts don't like the smell or slimy texture that comes from boiling them, but this recipe dodges both those objections.  Simple, quick, and most importantly, tasty!

Better Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts - 5 to 6 medium-sized sprouts

Garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon (be sure it's garlic powder - not garlic salt)

Olive oil - 1 tablespoon

Parmesean cheese - 1 to 2 tablespoons, grated

Clean sprouts by removing outer raggy leaves and any excess stem, then rinse well.  Chop each sprout in half from stem to top.  (To keep the sprout mostly intact, try to cut down the center of the upper leaf.  If some leaves come off, you can either dispose of them or press them back into place - they will mostly stay in place.)  In a small bowl, combine half the olive oil and garlic powder.  Coat the sprouts in this mixture, taking care to rub the garlic gently into the cut sides.  Then, add the remaining oil to a small saute pan over medium heat and place the spouts cut side down into pan.  Cover and let cook for 7 to 10 minutes, or until the sprout's are just tender and browned on the bottom.  Turn sprouts over and allow to cook, uncovered, for another five minutes.  Serve topped with parmesean cheese.

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mutated_queer
Sep. 4th, 2010 08:51 pm (UTC)
Parmesean isn't veggie
e_goddess
Sep. 4th, 2010 10:23 pm (UTC)
True.

I know quite a few vegetarians (like me) who eat it anyway, as well as all the other non-veg cheeses.

For this recipe, it could be replaced by any other hard, salty cheese, or left off althogether. (Thought you might then want to add some salt for flavor.)
mutated_queer
Sep. 4th, 2010 11:04 pm (UTC)
If you know this then I find posting it on a veggie community a bit absurd. To me it's as bad as posting about making gelatin sweets or fish because some 'veggies' eat it. I won't start the 'if you knowingly eat an animal product you can't really call yourself veggie' because I really can't be arsed. It just makes me want to facepalm.

At the very least you should put a note in the origional post so veggies who might not know can make an informed choice. Or preferably change it to whatever hard, salty cheese is veggie- I can't personally think of one to recommend since I've never been much of a cheese eater.

awantkupa
Feb. 2nd, 2011 07:27 pm (UTC)
There are vegetarian options for parmesan, check this out:
http://www.belgioioso.com/VeggieParm.htm
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