If you or your loved ones are not fans of the underestimated and often overlooked brussel sprout, then I strongly suggest you try this recipe, and change your view on this very healthy and cheap vegetable.
I’ve always been a lover of brussel sprouts any which way they were prepared. If you’ve been reading my posts, you might recall me stating previously that John.e, the vegetarian, is not a big fan of most vegetables, the brussel sprout being one of them. When we started living together, brussel sprouts became one of those veggies he now likes thanks to yours truly.
I often like to roast brussel sprouts with some good olive oil and salt and pepper, but this recipe came about after a little inspiration from a picture I saw somewhere online.
There’s a few steps to this, but be patient. Don’t rush the process. The work is worth it and you’ll end up with a side dish that can easily become a main, especially if you consume a very large bowl full like I did. 😉
Now I’m thinking that this would be so good with melted cheddar cheese on top. Might need to make this again real soon! 🙂
- 4 cups brussel sprouts, washed, trimmed, and halved
- 2 cups frozen corn
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Start by melting half of the butter and half of the olive oil in a large skillet. Adding olive oil to butter will prevent the butter from burning.
- Place the washed and halved sprouts flat side down and sauté until the are browned. Don't forget to lightly salt and pepper the sprouts.
- Once they are browned, gently flip each sprout over so that the heat from the pan lightly cooks the sprout through.
- Next, remove the sprouts and add the remaining butter and oil to the pan. Sauté the onions until browned. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes. Sauté until the onions are fully caramelized. Add the frozen corn and sauté until the corn is fully cooked, about 5 minutes.
- Add the brussel sprouts back to the pan, lower the heat to a low simmer, and allow all of the ingredients to come together. Don't forget to taste and season!