Copied from a Weight Watchers Cookbook. I have some dieters coming for Thanksgiving this year. I believe the recipe stated that you can use fingerling potatoes or red potatoes but I alway have red potatoes on hand so that is why I listed red potatoes as the potato ingredient.
Brusssels Sprouts are one of my favorite vegetables and I am always looking for new ways to prepare them. These only need a minimum attention before serving, and taste wonderful with my recipe for slow cooked Hoisin Pork Roast.
I served these to a room full of Brussels Sprout haters…. they were shocked that the side dish they were raving about was actually a food they thought they disliked!
The majority of the preparation work comes in removing the core and pulling the Brussels sprout layers apart. This is well worth the effort, as the tender leaves cook quickly and evenly to a beautiful bright green color, lightly glazed with olive oil and bits of crisp pancetta.
I tried this recipe when I was on a low-carb diet over a year ago. I was surprised at how great these were. They were the tastiest Brussels sprouts I've ever had. I got the recipe from the Atkins website, and I still use it.
This recipe came to me in one of my "I need to mix my salty food with my sweet food" moments. Everyone who has tried it says theses are the best brussels sprouts they have ever eaten, do you have any more?
I actually LOVE Brussels sprouts. I've really become fond of them cooked with a bit of sage as well. The roasting gives the outer leaves of the sprouts a crispy texture, while the middles remain nice and tender.