Okay – I did it! I made (and ate) brussel sprouts.
First off, let me say what my only background of brussel sprouts is. You know that Jones Soda pack that comes out with the holiday flavors? One year had turkey and gravy, brussel sprouts, cranberry, and pumpkin pie. So, we opened the brussel sprout one, and the rank cabbagey odor that came out of the bottle was not even as bad as the taste. A weird sweetish, sulfury yuck. So, that’s where I’m coming from – even trying them is a big deal.
Anyhoo, back to today. Fresh brussel sprouts, which I quartered, tossed in a little sunflower oil, kosher salt and pepper. I put them in the toaster oven for about 20 minutes or so, flipping 1/2 way through.
They actually don’t have a lot of taste, milder than even cabbage or cauliflower is, in my opinion. I think I liked them, didn’t love them. The texture was almost meaty. What I did really like was the little leaves that fell off and got super crispy. They were almost like potato chips, and I could see peeling the leaves off and toasting them for a snack.
So, verdict is that I will get them periodically for something different. Victory for me on a new veggie!