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Spruced up Sprouts

by David Louis

If you want to add a new side dish to Thanksgiving dinner, try these spruced up Brussels Sprouts. I started making this out of necessity because I never got enough green bean casserole. Now life is good. I'll start with a smaller batch but you can always double or triple. If you want to make it a little more sinful, add chopped bacon. 

  • 2 pounds Brussels sprouts cleaned & trimmed 
  • 1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese 
  • Black pepper
  • 1 tbs lemon juice (optional)

Heat oil to medium & cook garlic until it starts to look garden then remove from oil & set aside.

Add Sprouts to oil & gently stir until coated with oil.

Add 1 cup of water (& lemon). Cover & cook on medium heat 15 to 20 minutes until tender.

Gently stir in Parmesan & garlic. Transfer to dish & serve.