Basic Garlic Butter Brussels Sprouts

Basic Garlic Butter Brussels Sprouts created by Bergy

So many people think they don't like brussels sprouts - it's sad, because they're such a wonderfully tasty vegetable! I figure they must have had them prepared badly when they were younger, because everybody I fix them for change their minds about them. My latest conquest was my husband, who thought he didn't like them, either. He has since changed his mind, of course.

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  • If you can, get your brussels sprouts from a store that sells them loose in bins; pick out the smaller, tight sprouts.
  • To cook them, clean and trim the sprouts, removing the bottom stem and tougher outside leaves (very important!).
  • You've already cut the bottom of the stalk off: now cut an"X" into the bottom of each sprout (about an 1/8 of an inch deep).
  • Steam the sprouts for about 20 minutes, until they are soft (everybody prefers theirs in their own way, but I cannot stand crunchy brussels sprouts).
  • While the sprouts are steaming, sauté the minced garlic in a little bit of butter for about 3 minutes, then combine them into the rest of the melted butter.
  • When spouts are done cooking place them in a serving dish, pour the melted garlic butter over the sprouts, season lightly with salt and pepper, and serve.
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"So many people think they don't like brussels sprouts - it's sad, because they're such a wonderfully tasty vegetable! I figure they must have had them prepared badly when they were younger, because everybody I fix them for change their minds about them. My latest conquest was my husband, who thought he didn't like them, either. He has since changed his mind, of course."

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  1. bmcnichol
    This was good and easy to make. I used a bag of SteamFresh brussel sprouts and followed the rest of the ingredients as written. Once the brussel sprouts were steamed I added them to the butter/garlic mixture and cooked them on the stove for about five minutes, stirring frequently. Nice easy side dish.
  2. AspenRayne
    My husband convinced me that I didn't hate brussels sprouts, I just had them done poorly....I did this recipe and we are all converts now! :)
  3. iris5555
    What's not to like with all that garlic and butter? I also put the brussels sprouts in the pan along with the melted butter and garlic and lightly sauteed.
  4. Marsha D.
    Enjoyed this recipe :) Love the butter and garlic flavor.
  5. Bergy
    Basic Garlic Butter Brussels Sprouts Created by Bergy
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