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Help! Brussel Sprouts!

Thursday, November 14, 2013



DH stopped by the store on his way home from work last night . . .
and showed up with not one, but TWO stalks of Brussels Sprouts.

Don't get me wrong. We both love 'em. But TWO stalks of 'em! What was he thinking (or was he!)?

So far, we've steamed some, pickled some . . . . This morning I started some sauer kraut with them.

And we still have 5 pounds of Brussels Sprouts left!

Do you have any good ideas for using them? or how best to freeze them?

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  • v GARDENCHRIS
    you can par boil them and put them in zip lock bags and freeze them..... I love Brussels sprouts
    978 days ago
  • v FELINEBETTER
    Hey Cat! (I'm not getting notification of your blogs! The Spark machine is asleep! As well, my log-in streaks abruptly ended for no reason too!)

    Anyway - I just tried the roasted brussel sprouts and love them!! I cut them in half, drizzled them with olive oil and when they came out, drizzled them with a bit of lemon juice. They were delicious!!!


    979 days ago
  • v BONNIEMARGAY
    Whoa! I have heard so many rumors about a simple recipe of cutting them in half, drizzling them with olive oil, sprinkling with your favorite spices, and then baking. But I have NEVER had the joy of deliciously-prepared Brussels sprouts. I guess it is a tiny new goal for me!
    980 days ago
  • v GABY1948
    Lots of good ideas here...wish I had some!
    981 days ago
  • v KAYYVAUGHN
    They are good for you if you like them. You could share with friends.
    981 days ago
  • v LADYRH
    I blanch then for 5 minutes and the cool them down in ice water, place on paper towel to dry then freeze.
    I buy stalks every summer and put away for the winter.
    981 days ago
  • v SYDLETZIII
    I do not like brussel sprouts, I would give them away to friends, donate them to the food bank, or feed them to the animals or you could feed them to your other half emoticon .
    981 days ago
  • v SADAPARIBHUTA
    One more vote for olive oil and oven roasting. (We cut them off of the stalk first and put them on a baking sheet, but maybe you can do them whole?)
    They caramelize and turn sweet, and the little outer leaves fall off and get crisp, so when you open the oven to turn the sprouts, eat the little fallen leaves so they don't burn. Yum!
    Best Thanksgiving dish of all, in my opinion!

    981 days ago
  • v WALLAHALLA
    I prefer them tossed in olive oil and slow roasted in the oven.
    981 days ago
  • v TRESSWANN
    My DH would be blissed. Try eatingwell.com. Did something recently with sprouts and eggs
    981 days ago
  • v BULLRN58
    We love to: parboil, drain, chop up and fry up with onion and bacon. Great as a veg in any chinese food/ stir fry. Have also used like cabbage in a coleslaw. Roasting in olive oil/salt/pepper and potatoes-yum!
    981 days ago
  • v MT-MOONCHASER
    One of my Spark friends just posted a couple of blogs with recipes/ideas for brussels sprouts.

    Here are the pages (copy and paste) --

    http://www.sparkpeople.co
    m/mypage_public_journal_individ
    ual.asp?blog_id=5537459


    http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
    ge_public_journal_individual.as
    p?blog_id=5536610

    I hope these will give you some ideas.

    I seem to remember that for freezing, you wash them, trim them, blanche them about a minute, and cool in ice water, drain them, and freeze. You can freeze on a half sheet tray and then bag when they are frozen. Bag either in serving portions or in bulk and use however much you want from the bag.

    Good luck and enjoy!!

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    981 days ago
  • v 2BDYNAMIC
    No clue how to do any of the above ............. But for one idea: YOu could send a bunch to ALL your spark friends!!!! ..................... emoticon (I will ask my hubby--he knows EVERYTHING!!! .. lol
    981 days ago
  • v MARITIMER3
    That's a lot of Brussels sprout! I like them but DH won't eat them, so they would last a long, long time around here. Hope you figure out how best to freeze them.
    Gail
    981 days ago
  • v GWTRIKER
    I would think you would freeze them like berries. Spread on a cookie sheet and freeze. Once frozen put them in a freezer proof container.

    Would they work in a veggie soup?

    Like others, I did not know they grew like that! Sounds healthy.
    981 days ago
  • v GK1963
    Thanks for sharing that picture. I had no idea that is how they grew!

    981 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Can you slow roast them in the oven? I roast mine @ low heat (300 degrees) and let 'em roast for about 1-1/2 hrs. I do coat 'em with a bit of olive oil and seasonings (typically garlic or onion powder, and Italian seasonings).

    That's a lotta brussel's sprouts!
    981 days ago
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