How to Cook Brussels Sprouts

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Buy some Brussels.

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You can use big ones. Or baby. They are the same.

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Whatever works for you.

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Size check

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Clean the outer leaves

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All of them

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If you use the big ones, cut in smaller pieces.

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They will cook faster. It's optional.

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If using small just leave them whole. You can give them a good rinse after they are clean.

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First method. A pot of boiling water, seasoned with salt.

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While you wait for the water to boil, make a vinaigrette.

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Lemon juice.

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Mustard times two

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Honey

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You can add spicy things, shallots. You're the chef.

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Mix

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Add olive oil while whisking. Slowly...

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You can also do it with a hand blender.

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Texture.

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Season with some salt and pepper.

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You have a vinaigrette to use in salads and other preparations.

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Label it. Refrigerate until needed. Lasts about a week. Maybe a little more.

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Get a bowl with ice and water.

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Blanch your Brussels.

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Check if they are cooked.

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Chill.

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Dry. If you are looking for a healthy preparation just use them like that. (Not chilled)

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Get a pan on the fire.

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Some oil. And bacon pieces if you have any.

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A strainer

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Roast.

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Let them caramelize a little bit.

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Don't be afraid of burning them.

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It's about there.

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Take them off.

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Let them drip the excess of oil.

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The other method. Add a good amount of oil to a deep pot.

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Let the oil get hot. 350F it's good.

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Deep fry. Careful. The oil jumps.

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Until golden.

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Make sure you are set up for success. You don't want to be fishing pieces of Brussels sprouts.

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Drain the excess of oil. You can also have the option of roasting them in the oven.

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Mix both. Unnecessary if you just have one kind.

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Add some of your vinaigrette. And extra mustard.

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Mix

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Add your Brussels. You can also add just boiled Brussels sprouts.

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Salt, pepper, few drops of Tabasco if you have some.

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Mix

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Serve hot.

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Enjoy.

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It's ok to add extra mustard.

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Yummy.

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Or you can eat them raw. Might be too intense with no seasoning.

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Thank you for watching. Happy thanksgiving. Don't forget to send pictures of your thanksgiving feast to @frederico on twitter or Instagram.

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