I know, almost everyone hates these little things, but with Thanksgiving not that far away,why not try this first, then present it again at your Thanksgiving table.
You WILL give thanks for this one. They are very tasty – a little sweet and tart with a crunchy texture and not like what you grew up eating.
- 2 lbs. Brussel sprouts
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2-3 drops of hot sauce
- pinch of salt
- 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut in thin slices
- 2 tbsp. fresh thyme leaves
- 1/4 cups toasted and chopped pecans
Line a large baking dish with paper towels and set aside. Remove the outer leaves of the sprouts and discard. Cut the ends off and then cut in half.
In a large pot cook the brussel sprouts n boiling water for about 2 minutes. Drain and plunge in ice water to stop the cooking process. When cool, drain and put in the bowl with the paper towels. Pat dry.
In a frypan,melt the butter, hot sauce and cook, stirring constantly, until the butter begins to turn brown. This should take about 8 minutes. Add the sprouts and cook for about 5 minutes. Now add the apples slices and thyme and cook until the apples are tender.
Sprinkle with the chopped pecans and serve.