Brussels Sprouts w/ Bacon & Almonds
Nothing too crazy going on here, except deliciousness.
This is an easy one, and a crowd pleaser.
I love buying Brussels sprouts on the stalk. How come I never saw that until about 3 years ago?
Trader Joe's sells them for $3.49 for the whole stalk, a bargain if you ask me.
This is a great recipe for Thanksgiving.
B.S. w/ Bacon & Almonds:
1 stalk of Brussels sprouts, pulled from the stalk, and trimmed and quartered
8 slices of bacon
2 large shallots, sliced
1/4 cup of sliced almonds
squeeze of a lemon
kosher salt & pepper
Start by cooking your bacon. Once it is crispy and the fat is rendered, remove it to paper towels to drain. Crumble into bits and set aside.
Drain most of the fat from the pan, leaving about 2 tbsp., and saute the sprouts in the bacon fat (yum). Add the shallots and saute until crispy, add the bacon and almonds in at the last minute. The whole process should take about 8 minutes total.
Squeeze in some lemon juice and season w/ kosher salt & pepper.