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Bacon Fried Brussels Sprouts

January 2, 2012

Bacon and garlic make everything better! These Brussels sprouts are amazing!

Yum!  Yum!  Yum!  These are delicious!  Think you don’t like Brussels sprouts?  Make these – they will change your mind!  I whipped these up to go with a couple of venison steaks given to us by my sister and brother-in-law for Christmas.  A perfect match for the tasty steaks!

Bacon Fried Brussels Sprouts


  • 1 pound of Brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered
  • 4 slices of pastured bacon, sliced widthwise into 1/4 inch strips
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

What to do:

Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the bacon to the skillet and slowly brown it, rendering out the fat. While the bacon is frying, add the Brussels sprouts to the boiling water to blanche them for 2 minutes.  Strain the sprouts and run them under cold water to stop the cooking.  When the bacon is almost browned and a lot of the fat has rendered out, add the garlic to the skillet.  Saute the garlic and bacon for another 30 seconds before adding the Brussels sprouts and red pepper flakes to the skillet.  Fry the sprouts until they are lightly browned.  Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.  Enjoy with your favorite cut of meat!

A perfect match for venison steaks drizzled with Balsamic vinegar!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. adele permalink
    February 2, 2012 6:57 pm

    Just made this and LOVED them!! I’m amazed! 🙂 🙂 great job!

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