Friday, October 31, 2014

Brussels sprouts

This was the first year that I have grown Brussels sprouts and with cold weather predicted for last night I dug up the plants.  I pulled off the lower leaves so that the stalks would fit better it the wheelbarrow and then threw the leaves over the fence into the pasture.  The herd was glad to get them and worked on eating them up.  I brought the stalks into the house and planned to remove the sprouts from the stalks and blanch them and package them for the freezer. 

on the stalk with most of the leaves removed

my big (12 inch diameter) stoneware bowl is quite full

for the herd

some of the blanched small sprouts in the pan

browning butter and sea salt
These were so good.  Definitely I will be growing these again next year.  I think the next batch I cook I will add to some sauteed leeks and top with some toasted Panko breadcrumbs.  Maybe a little Parmesan cheese...


  1. Lorri, I'm always impressed by what you are able to grow on the farm, but I have never been a fan of brussel sprouts! I think it goes back to when I was a kid and my mom used to force me to eat them. Maybe as an adult, I would like them, I mean yours certainly look delicious! Maybe... ;)

    1. Hi Kim, thanks for your comment. My mom never made Brussels sprouts when we were growing up :). My brother says that they are his new favorite vegetable. He recommends lots of butter. I am going to keep searching for new recipes...