My children are not fond of brussels sprouts. Not at all. They find it gross. Very very gross. But they do love this recipe for brussels sprouts mash with bacon and apple.
My children are not fond of brussels sprouts. Not at all. They find it gross. Very very gross. But actually, I want them to learn to eat a lot of food varieties, so they learn to eat (almost) everything. With happy faces.
Therefore I adapt recipes so some of the vegetables are slightly less prevalent. As in Brussels sprouts. So that they gradually get used to these vegetables. And not immediately shoot in stress when I pronounce the word sprouts. And that works well I might add. My kids eat Brussels sprouts mash (but we don't eat Brussels sprouts hey mom!)
And this recipe I would like to share with you: Brussels sprouts mash with bacon and apple.
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Brussels sprouts mash Brussels sprouts mash with bacon and apple
- 1 kilo potatoes floury
- 500 grams Brussels sprouts
- salt and pepper
- 2 apples
- 3 teaspoons dark brown sugar
- 50 grams walnuts
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 100 ml cream
- 250 grams bacon bits
Ingredients you need per step are listed below the step in Italic
- Fill a large pan with 2 inches (3 cm) of water and add to the water a teaspoon of salt.
- Peel the potatoes, wash them and cut them into quarters, and place them in the pan.
- Clean the sprouts by cutting off the bottom and remove the outer skins. Cut any large sprouts in half.
- Wash the sprouts and put them on top of the potatoes in the pan.
- Bring to a boil and cook for 20 minutes (until the potatoes are tender and you can prick them easily with a fork).
- Meanwhile, fry the bacon in a frying pan until it's crips.
- Remove the bacon from the pan and drain it on a paper kitchen towel.
- Peel the apples and use a corer to remove the core.
- Cut the apple horizontal into 8 slices.
- Sprinkle the apple slices with brown sugar and bake in the remaining bacon fat slightly on both sides (about 1 minute each side).
- Remove from the pan and allow to rest.
- Chop the walnuts.
- In a dry frying pan bake the walnuts lightly until they smell nutty. When you smell that turn of the heat, otherwise the nuts will burn.
- Mash the sprouts with potatoes.
- Heat the cream with the butter and mix with the mash.
- Mix the walnuts and bacon through.
- Ladle the stew on the plate and serve with the apple rings.