I will admit as a thirty-something-year old, I have never eaten a brussel sprout until today. Growing up we ate a variety of fruits and vegetables, but they were all what I will call the "normal" variety - corn, lima beans, bananas, strawberries, green beans, etc. Honestly, I ate a lot of grilled cheese up until high school, so I probably didn't eat many veggies until then either. Not that my Mom still didn't put those 5 damn green beans on my plate every night.
The recipe I used said to trim the bottoms of the sprouts, but to keep the leaves intact. Next I washed and dried them. I put a little EVOO in a container and threw my sprouts in. Coated them and put them on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil. I added a little salt and pepper and popped them in a 425 degree oven.
The original cooking time was 15 minutes and flipping them at the halfway point. I didn't cook nearly as many as the recipe called for, so I cut my time in half.
When I pulled them out, they were crispy on the outside and still tender inside. They had a good cabbage-ish flavor, but I loved that crispiness to them.
I added them to M&L's lunch today, so they enjoyed baked chicken, rotini pasta with cheddar cheese grated on top, tomatoes, the brussel sprouts, kiwi, and plums. Oh and a little milk. And a few Annie's graham bunnies for dessert. Thanks, ET!
I was a little nervous that they may throw them on the floor. There were a few funny faces, but they seemed to enjoy them and maybe left one on their tray.
If you're like me and had never eaten a brussel sprout, try them out. I think they would be yummy to roast some with new potatoes.