I don’t think that I have ever eaten a brussels sprout on purpose. No lie. We never grew them growing up. I remember cooking them at Robby’s Ice House but the smell was enough to cure my curiosity on tasting them. I was sure that anything that smelled that bad . . . I could live without eating.
Last Week Everything Changed
I bought a salad mix. On Instagram I posted a few of the salads kits I bought to try out different blends. What I didn’t realize was the blend of fresh kale and fresh Brussels sprouts would be a prepared mix. It was awful. Since I post my successes and my failures, one of my oldest friends Dana, said she loved them. That made me think–why does she love them and I hate them.
Trying Something New!
I decided to try my hand at roasting them. I genuinely love to roast veggies (and I’m kind of good at it) my thinking was I would try making them two different ways. One was simple roasting with sea salt. The other was sea salt, pepper AND panko break crumbs. I cooked 1/2 pound one way and 1/2 the other.
Something amazing happened
They were awesome. I nibbled on them all day, my homeschooled kids nibbled on them and when my away school kids came home–the pan was empty. They passed the kid test. Not one grain of salt was left on the plate.
Go Ahead, You do it!
I feel the need to say this is a vegan recipe–you could add parmesan cheese, bacon bits, coat them in an egg wash and bread them . . . but I think vegan, simple is best for me. (But if I had to get my husband to eat them–I would need to add the bacon bits and the parmesan cheese.)
Go out now and buy a bag of BS and cook them up. Let me know how it works for you.