I HATED Brussels sprouts for most of my life. Beyond bitter, the smelly, little cabbages were never a first choice in my culinary side dish repertoire. So you can imagine what the kids think of them. I've only recently learned how to cook them so that I like them. I used two ingredients that cut the bitterness and made them palatable. Sugar and vinegar. I sauteed the Brussels sprouts with some zucchini, added about a teaspoon of sugar, and when they were all cooked, I drizzled some super fancy aged balsamic vinegar over the top.
And this is what I heard after tonight's dinner:
Me to kids: How'd you like the chicken tonight?
T1: The chicken was okay, but those Brussels sprouts were the BEST.
What weird 7-year-old boy says that? DG suggested I write this post. "Tell people how to get their kids to eat vegetables." Well, I'm sure I don't know that, but I do know that this recipe definitely works on these two:
|Looks like they enjoyed the zucchini the most!|