I feel like brussels sprouts have a terrible reputation. They’re kind of the quintessential vegetable that kids don’t want to eat, aren’t they? I can only assume that this is either the result of a devious and widespread smear campaign engineered by their competition (who would that be? Broccoli? Cabbage? Candy? Deep thoughts.) or else maybe people are just cooking them poorly. All I know is that when you make them this way they are super tasty.
This recipe couldn’t get a whole lot simpler. Cut some brussels sprouts in half. Put them on a pan. Spray them lightly with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, bake for 20 minutes or so. Voila, a nutritious and delicious side dish that even kids will eat. Probably. You never really know with kids, do you?
- Brussels sprouts. However many you feel like eating, really. I usually have like 5-7 per person as a side dish.
- Pepper (if you’re feeling really daring)
- Olive oil