I feel like a grown up.
What else makes me feel grown up? Eating brussels sprouts and liking them/loving them.
I confess: I had never had brussels sprouts before. All I heard was that they were gross, so I believed everyone. Silly move on my part.
They’re simply delightful.
Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Candied Nuts
1 Tbsp. brown sugar1-2 pats butter
1 handful almonds, roughly chopped
1 small bowl brussels sprouts leaves
sea salt and cracked pepper, to taste
In a small frying pan, melt 1 pat of butter over medium to high heat; then add the sugar and the almonds. Stir constantly so the sugar won’t burn! Once the sugar has dissolved and the almonds are candied, remove them from the heat and pour them onto a small plate (so they don’t cool and dry in a clump). Add the other pat of butter, and melt it down. Add the brussels sprout leaves, and season to taste. Saute for a few minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally. They should be warmed and a bit tender, but still hold their shape and have a bit of crunch. Once cooked, remove from heat and place in small bowl; top with candied nuts.
Source: adapted from Kiss My Spatula
Music: “Failure,” Laura Marling, the Alas I Cannot Swim album