Monday, March 31, 2008

Caramelized Brussel Sprouts

For a kid who wouldn't eat anything but macaroni and cheese, I have become quite adventurous in my old age. One of my favorite veggies these days is Brussel Sprouts, I admit partly because they are usually served caramelized - and with my sweet tooth that's the perfect combination! Dirk made this recipe for me tonight, but even for me they were quite sweet. If anyone has a recipe they love, please pass it on!


  • 1 ½ pounds fresh Brussels sprouts
  • ¼ C sugar
  • 2 T Earth Balance
  • ¼ C red wine vinegar
  • ½  C water
  • ¼ tspn salt
  1. Wash and trim ends of Brussels sprouts.  Cut the sprouts in half and remove the center v-shaped core.
  2. In a skillet, heat sugar over medium-high heat, until it begins to melt, shaking pan occasionally to heat sugar evenly.  Once sugar begins to melt, reduce heat and cook until sugar begins to turn brown.  Add Earth Balance, stir until melted.  Add the vinegar.  Cook and stir for 1 minute.
  3. Add the water and salt.  Bring to boiling and add the sprouts. Return to boiling and reduce heat and simmer, covered for 6 minutes.  Uncover and cook about 15 minutes longer or until most of the liquid has been absorbed and the sprouts are coated with a golden glaze, stirring occasionally.

1 comment:

natalie v said...

i love the sprouts too! what's earth balance? and i have never had them caramelized. NAUGHTY! i've got some in the fridge, i was going to do them with panchetta. no good for dirk but yummy. check out the freaky tortilla pie on my blog. veg so might be good for dirk. soo easy to make.