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Fried Brussels Sprouts

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"Like fried cabbage? Then you are in for a treat. This is easy and most kids are actually surprised that it tastes better than it looks! I add about 2 tablespoons sugar simply to soften the taste and make my kids happy. But it is delicious without the sugar, and when I leave it out, I don't tell them and they never say a word!"
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Ingredients

35 m servings 146 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Place bacon pieces in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels, leaving grease in the skillet.
  2. Cook onion in the bacon grease in the skillet until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add Brussels sprouts and toss to coat in the bacon grease. Cook and stir until browned and tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in sugar, salt, and black pepper; sprinkle in bacon pieces.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 146 calories; 6 g fat; 16.7 g carbohydrates; 8.3 g protein; 15 mg cholesterol; 379 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I have indeed made this recipe and it was quite delicious as written. The second time I made it, I added about a dozen julienned baby carrots for color and omitted the sugar altogether, as the ...

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As written I gave it a 3...after dumping the suger and adding fresh shrooms...a 5 and a keeper.

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I have indeed made this recipe and it was quite delicious as written. The second time I made it, I added about a dozen julienned baby carrots for color and omitted the sugar altogether, as the ...

The first time I made it the only thing I changes was the sugar. Instead of white sugar I drizzled about a teaspoon on honey in at the end to make it Paleo. The next time I made it I sauteed a...

This is a very yummy recipe! I used brown sugar instead of white & added garlic & it was very good.

hands down the best way to eat Brussels sprouts. I've been making it this way for years, without a recipe. However, I don't use bacon (or the grease to fry in) or sugar. I saute in olive oil....

Yum, yum! These were simple to make and full of flavor! I only used 2 teaspoons of sugar instead of 2 tablespoons and that was the perfect amount of sweetness for me. The house smelled so good ...

This recipe is amazing, this is my go to recipe in lieu of the sugar I add 2 tablespoons of white wine, preferably Riesling... which is a sweet wine. After you've sautéed the sprouts for a few ...

The last time I ate Brussels Sprouts was when I was a child and that (horrible) memory has stayed with me. However, I know my palette has changed as I have matured. So I thought, why not give ...

I've been making brussel sprouts like this for decades only I never add sugar. I caramelize the onions, so that adds enough sweetness. If the sprouts are large, I will add a bit of chicken broth...

As written I gave it a 3...after dumping the suger and adding fresh shrooms...a 5 and a keeper.