Best Brussel Sprouts Gratin

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Recipe by Esmerelda

People who aren't keen on Brussels sprouts will become converts, and those who love them will be over the moon ... so much nicer than just boiling them! This is a forgiving recipe: if you don't have whipping cream, use Carnation evaporated milk or Half n Half. If you've already got dried bread crumbs that need using up, substitute those for making the fresh ones. It will still taste great!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 400. Wash the sprouts, trim the ends & cut in half. Shake off excess water & lay them in a shallow roaster, casserole & gratin dish big enough to hold them in a single layer. Some overlapping is fine; you just don't want them piled up on top of one another or they'll steam rather than roast. Add 1 Tblsp. of the olive oil, and toss them around until they're all coated with oil. Sprinkle on some salt & pepper. Roast them for 25 minutes or so; you want them to start browning & crisping but not burnt!
  2. While those are roasting, do two things: 1. measure out the whipping cream & stir in the nutmeg until its evenly distributed; set aside. 2. mix the bread crumbs, grated cheddar, garlic powder, and 1/4 teaspoon each of salt & pepper. Toss these together, then drizzle a Tblsp. of olive oil over this topping mixture and toss it around again until that's evenly distributed throughout. The little bit of oil helps the bread crumbs crisp up lovely when you put it in the oven.
  3. After you take your Brussels sprouts out of the oven, drizzle the nutmeg/cream over them & stir it around a bit until the sprouts are coated with cream. Then sprinkle on the topping mixture. Put it back in the oven for another 20 minutes until the topping's nice & crispy.
  4. Remove from oven & let it cool for maybe 5 minutes while you get everything else to the table. I hope you enjoy!

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