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Monday, March 19, 2012

Best Brussel Sprouts

You might be thinking that "Best" and "Brussel Sprouts," should not be included in the same sentence. If you try this recipe, you will beg to differ.

When my mom served a mission for our church in Germany(she was 21), she made friends with a lady from church, and my mom and her companion were invited over to her house for dinner.  She said when she walked in, it smelled awful. The lady told them she was cooking brussel sprouts, and my mom was disgusted! She saw a giant pot of brussels steaming on the stove and was completely grossed out. The lady told her she had to try them.

After she finally agreed, the woman came back with a giant steaming bowl of brussel sprouts.

She took a bite, expecting to taste something gross, but then experienced a delightful taste.

Surprising, I know. This is how my mom got us to eat brussel sprouts when we were growing up, and my favorite way to eat them now.

Best Brussel Sprouts 





4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt
dash of pepper
2 cups milk*

1. In a small sauce pan, melt the butter on medium high heat.
2. Add the flour, one tablespoon at a time, constantly stirring with a whisk.
3. Stir in the salt and pepper.
4. Pour in the milk, and stir constantly until the mixture is boiling. Turn down to low heat and wait for it to thicken, stirring occasionally.
5. Pour mixture over steamed brussel sprouts.

*I've found that it is better to not use fat free milk when making these because the sauce doesn't thicken.

Now come tell me if you still think brussel sprouts are gross after trying this!


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4 Comments:

At March 19, 2012 at 2:58 PM , Blogger Lizzy said...

Mmmmmm...I love Brussels sprouts and these look amazing with a simple white sauce! Great idea~

 
At March 19, 2012 at 4:42 PM , Blogger Erika Layne said...

They really are delicious!

 
At March 21, 2012 at 10:37 PM , Blogger Zoe said...

It can be quite a challenge for me to encourage my son to eat his Brussels sprouts and this sauce seems to be the a great solution for my challenge :D

 
At March 22, 2012 at 10:37 AM , Blogger Erika Layne said...

It worked well in our house! Let me know if it works for him!

 

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