Oh just the tastiest way to eat sprouts! Sautéed with garlic, herbs, bacon and a drizzle of maple syrup – perfect Christmas Dinner side dish.
Deliciously sweet – our tasty herby sprouts with bacon makes the perfect side dish for any dinner. Our Brussel sprout recipe is really easy to prepare and cook, making them a great side dish for Christmas Dinner or Thanksgiving Dinner.
Brussel Sprouts with Bacon Ingredients
- 1 tbs Olive Oil
- 25g Butter
- 1 Clove Garlic – peeled and finely chopped
- 6 Slices Smoked Bacon – fat removed and chopped into squares
- 600g Brussel Sprouts – washed, peeled and chopped into quarters
- 1 tbs Chopped Fresh Thyme Leaves
- 100 ml White Wine (or just use water if you prefer to cook without alcohol)
- 1 tbs Maple Syrup
How to cook Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Maple Syrup to go with Christmas Dinner
It’s super simple to make this tasty fried sprouts with bacon recipe – first – peel the outer layer from the sprouts and leave them to soak for about 30 minutes in a bowl of salted water – then rinse them clean in a colander.
Next roughly chop and shred the sprouts – you don’t need to be neat here – chopping the sprouts into at least quarters just means they’ll cook a whole lot faster.
Next up – take a large skillet style pan – add a splash of olive oil and knob of butter – we want both for that luxurious, rich taste – then fry your chopped bacon gently. Next add a clove of chopped garlic and the shredded spouts and herbs – gently stir fry them for a couple of minutes.
Next I pour over about 100ml of white wine or water (you can choose whichever) pop the lid on the pan and just braise gently over a low heat for around 5-8 minutes or until the sprouts are tender.
Then turn the heat high – drizzle over the maple syrup and briskly stir fry so the sprouts go all sticky and delicious. Test the seasoning and add salt and black pepper as required. Tip into a serving bowl and eat.
More Christmas Dinner Side Dish Ideas
Christmas Dinner needs quite a few mores side dishes to go alongside your sprouts with bacon– try
- Crisp roast potatoes
- Steamed green beans with lemon and butter glaze
- Steamed broccoli
- Buttered peas
- Honey and thyme carrots
- Carrot and swede mash
- Honey glazed roast parsnips
How to use up leftover sprouts….
Sprouts are a delicious little veggie – try using them up in any of the following
- Sprout and bacon spaghetti – a quick and easy tasty pasta dish that’s perfect for using up sprouts.
- Bubble and squeak with fried eggs – total comfort food, fry up potatoes, cabbage and leftover sprouts and top with a lovely fried egg, maybe a little hot sauce – great for a quick and easy vegetarian dinner idea.
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Brussel Sprouts with Bacon Recipe
- 1 tbs olive oi
- 25g butter
- 1 clove garlic - finely chopped
- 6 slices smoked bacon - fat removed
- 600g Brussel sprouts - roughly chopped and shreded
- 1 tbs thyme leaves - chopped
- 100ml white wine
- 1 tbs maple syrup
- Add the butter and olive oil to a large frying pan or skillet
- Gently fry the bacon bits for around 5 minutes – then add the garlic, shredded sprouts and thyme leaves – gently fry for about 3-4 minutes.
- Pour in the wine (or water) and then gently braise with the lid on over a low heat for around 5-8 minutes or until the sprouts are softened. Just keep an eye on the sprouts you may need to add a little more liquid if they start to dry out.
- Remove the lid, turn up the heat, drizzle over the maple syrup and fry briskly to burn off any excess liquid and allow the sprouts to pick up a sweet caramelised taste.
- Taste the sprouts and season with salt and black pepper as required. Tip into a serving dish to serve.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 145Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 253mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 7g
Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.
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