Pike Place Market, Seattle, March 5, 2013. When I asked about the sign, the vendor explained that a little boy walking by had described Brussels sprouts that way, so they updated it. (For the record, I love Brussels sprouts.)
i love vegetables
when i was a kid i loved vegetables
but all of my life i have hated Brussels sprouts
I hear they’re really good given a quick stir-fry with bacon! gotta check some day.
My favorite recipe for Brussels sprouts will forever be:
1) Throw out Brussels sprouts.
2) Order pizza.
THE TRICK TO BRUSSELS SPROUTS IS TO ROAST THEM. Put that shit on a baking sheet, drizzle that shit with olive oil + salt + pepper, and roast at 400 for 35/40 minutes, or until they’re all crispy-looking and brown. Are they better with bacon? Yes. Are they even better with pancetta, which, fuck it, is basically fancy bacon? Yes. Bacon is a stuff-improver. Are they best, whether you use bacon or not, if you stick your (oven-mitted) hand in there and shake your tray a few times while they’re cooking, and sprinkle a little more salt on them right when they come out of the oven? HELL FUCKING YES THEY ARE.
But seriously, Brussels sprouts don’t have to taste like little green balls of death; they can be all rich and layered and flavorful and shit. Roast those little bastards. Roast them, I tell you.
That’s why I love my city