October 16, 2013

Attack of the Brussels

I don't know what compelled me to purchase a giant stalk of brussels sprouts last weekend at the farmers market but immediately I found myself dumbfounded by its massive size. Little old me with all those brussels was a little overwhelming.
large enough to be used as a weapon or to hit baseballs
After some intense destalking, I was excited to make some brussels sprouts goodies. 

Brussels Sprouts Breakfast Hash:
My favorite breakfast to make on leisurely mornings is a sweet potato hash, complete with bacon, onions and a vegetable of choice. Slice up some brussels, onions, bacon and garlic and dice some sweet potato, throw them in a skillet and top it with your egg of choice (mine is sunny side up). Then savor it, be it at breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

Cast Iron Skillet Brussels Sprouts Bacon Pizza:
This pizza was my first attempt at homemade pizza and I happened to make it when a friend came over for dinner. Risky, yes, but I took on the challenge. 

I recently bought my first cast iron skillet earlier this summer and have been loving using it ever since. When this recipe popped up in my brussels sprouts recipe search, I was overjoyed to find out how quickly the pizza cooked. ONLY THREE MINUTES. 
Use this pizza recipe but be sure to add in caramelized onions for an added pop of flavor (I also added eggplant). Patience is key to caramelizing your onions. Just give yourself extra time (30-60 minutes) and cook your chopped onions over low heat, while stirring them occasionally, until browned, not burnt. 
And the pizza: a success. Maybe not knife and fork friendly (it was a little hard to cut through the thick crust) but not hard on the teeth. Pretty simple once you are done prepping the toppings and dough, and it's done in minutes! 

1 comment:

  1. Yum, Yum, Yum, and Yum. I love brussels sprouts. I have a good recipe for pretty basic roasted ones that I love. Anytime you add bacon is a plus in my book. There are a couple of good brussels sprouts slaw/salad recipes out there too. I'm definitely trying the pizza!

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