Brussels Sprouts are one of the craziest looking plants in our fields. They look like small cabbages growing on large stalks with big collard-like leaves. They have a strong cabbage flavor which turns off many people. Give them a second try if you have never tried farm fresh ones. If stored too long, the flavor can get very strong and even Brussels sprout lovers wouldn't like them. If you are still skeptical try the Brussels sprouts with apples recipe linked below. If you still don't like them after that dish, you probably never will - it is fantastic!
Break the sprouts off the stalk and store in a plastic bag in your refrigerator. They will keep several weeks.
- Cut off the tough bottom part of the sprout and either cook whole or cut in half.
- Steam for 5-10 minutes until tender but not mushy.
- Toss in olive oil and bake at 350 until easily pierced with a fork and edges start to brown, about 30 minutes.