ps: don't mess with canned or frozen. please.
Yield: 4 servings of 1 cup each
Nutrition: 114 calories, 14 carbs per serving
5 cups brussels sprouts, raw with stems removed
12 slices center cut bacon, cut into matchsticks
extra virgin olive oil
Bring a pot of water, fitted with a steamer, to boil. Begin cooking bacon in a skillet, keeping an eye on it and stirring to prevent it from overcooking (remove when done cooking). Meanwhile, wash the brussels sprouts in a bowl under room temperature water, peeling off the outer layer of each sprout if necessary. Cut each brussels sprout in half to promote even cooking. Place the brussels sprouts in the steamer and cover. Steam for five minutes, removing from heat before the brussels sprouts have cooked through. Warm olive oil on medium-low in a large skillet. Add the brussels sprouts, placing a lid on top. Wait. Stir. Add more olive oil. Stir. Checking frequently so not to overcook, cook until crisp and tender, adding the cooked bacon at the very end to warm. Welcome to brussels sprouts heaven.