I say yummy! But, you have to know how to cook them!
When I was in high school, I was curious about those cute little cabbage looking veggies. How could everyone hate it so much when it is so cute? I asked my mom to buy some so I could try them. Being the good mom that she is, she obliged, knowing full well that I would hate them. She bought a bag of frozen brussel sprouts that I popped in the microwave, pulled out with great anticipation, took a bite, and went right to the sink to spit it out.
Fast forward a few years later. I was at a little cafe downtown with some girlfriends and the vegetable served with my meal was none other than brussel sprouts. Being the adventurous eater that I am, and again being drawn to the cuteness of a brussel sprout, I took a bite. Holy Moly, they tasted delicious!
Fast forward again a few years, to just a few weeks ago when I received brussel sprouts in my bountiful basket. I remembered from a few years back that they DID have the potential to be good. I just needed to prepare them correctly. I did some research and now I'm going to pass this yumminess onto you!
Step 1: Peel the top layer of leaves off the sprout, and if the base of it is really large, chop it off.
Step 2: Cut those bad boys in half, and if they are really large cut them in thirds or fourths. You basically want them all to be similar in size so they cook at the same pace.
Step 3: Slice the base of the sprout as shown in the picture. I twisted my knife a little to open it up. This will allow the base which tends to be more firm than the top leafy part to cook at the same speed as the top.
Step 4: Boil those babies. I boiled them for about 5 mins.
Step 5: Saute some onions in a little butter.
Step 6: Drizzle a little red wine vinegar in with the onions and then saute the brussel sprouts for a few minutes.
Enjoy! Brussel sprouts are now one of my very favorite veggies, and I hope they will be yours too.