Cooked Brussels Sprouts And Bacon

"We kids feared many things in those days - werewolves, dentists, North Koreans, Sunday School - but they all paled in comparison with Brussels sprouts.”
Dave Barry

Brussels sprouts are definitely not the most popular vegetable out there. When I was younger, I was not a huge fan of them, but later on as an adult, I have grown to enjoy them. This week, our friend Joanna turns 30 years old, and for her birthday, she asked for a few dishes. This was one of them. Luckily, I just happened to have some
homemade bacon in the refrigerator.

I started by removing the sprouts from their stalk.

I washed them and put them in a colander to drain.

Next, I sliced up a few pieces of the bacon and cut it into smaller pieces.

I cut the Brussels sprouts in half and threw them into the pan.

I put some water into the pan, covered it, and proceeded to parboil the sprouts.

After about five minutes, I drained the sprouts and set them aside. I cooked the bacon in the pan until it looked done. It didn't take too long. I brought the sprouts back in and mixed it all up with the bacon and a little salt and pepper.

This dish was fairly simple and turned out well. I'm sure I'll make this again, but I think I'm going to need more bacon. I doubt Brussels sprouts will become popular with children anytime soon, but this preparation definitely makes it enjoyable. Thanks go to Kim for talking me through it.
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