ok, I'll tell the truth; I didn't make this recipe, nor am I likely to. I don't think vegetables need to hide underneath cheese, crumbs, bacon, etc. I treat most green vegs (not leafy greens) the same: Buy the freshest and youngest (small and bright green) vegetables I can find, wash and trim them, put them in a micro-safe bowl with maybe 1/4-1/2c of water, and nuke for 3 minutes. This goes for brussels sprouts (preferably the size of cherries or olives), french green beans, broccoli, and asparagus). Drain and put on a small bit (1/2-1 tsp?) butter and a minimal shake of salt, sometimes a bit of dill and/or squeeze of lemon. The end.
I really really wanted to like this recipe, but it only proved one thing - I don't like Brussels sprouts. Seeing as it's my taste buds and not the recipe, I'm not going to give it a bad score. Just a warning to those out there who think this might be the dish that opens their eyes, hearts, and stomachs to Brussels sprouts - it's not THAT good.
Love it !!!! Mmmm
Neither my husband nor I really love brussel sprouts, but we both LOVED this recipe. He keeps asking me to make it again. It wasn't the fastest recipe in the world, but it was great as leftovers too.
Made this for Thanksgiving Dinner. The whole family loved it!!
Made to recipe except subsituted panko for fresh bread crumbs. (Magazine left off the step adding the bacon to the sauteed crumbs but I see they've corrected the online version.) Great side, served with CL's herb-roast chicken and rosemary-mashed sweet potatoes. Worthy of a holiday dinner & looked just like the picture.
I'm in the middle of making this recipe for company tonight and I just realized the recipe does not say what to do with the crumbled bacon. I assume it goes on top with the bread crumb mixture. Anyone have an answer? BTW, I'm going to use Panko Bread crumbs as I don't have a baguette on hand.
I would have given this recipe 5 stars but I didn't make it as written. I made it vegetarian. I omitted the bacon and used lemon infused olive oil instead and much less butter and breadcrumbs. The kids loved it. Will be on the TG menu.
My husband is the brussel sprouts fan in our house and he loved this recipe. And has asked that I put it in the "rotation" and make it often. I made this with the Ginger Soy chicken thighs with scallion rice and it was a great meal. We'll do this again.