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Crispy Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are such a great side dish! This dish has so much flavour, crispy bacon fried with brussels sprouts topped off with a walnut bread crumb.



80 g bread, any type works

2 Tbsp parmesan cheese

1 garlic clove, crushed

1/4 tsp dried thyme

1/8 tsp salt

1 Tbsp canola oil

1/4 cup pecans

150g double smoked bacon, sliced

1lb brussels sprouts

2 tsp balsamic vinegar


1/2 lemon, zested

Preheat oven to 350˚F.

For crumb: Best to either use stale bread or you can dry out bread in oven. I used a whole wheat bun and left in the oven for 5 minutes until crispy. Crumble bread into a food processor along with remaining crumb ingredients. Blend coarse. Some small chunks is ok. Set aside.

Heat cast iron pan on medium high heat. Once hot add bacon, cook for 3 minutes until slightly crispy and charred. Add brussels sprouts and lightly season with salt and cook for 2 minutes. Add vinegar and the zest of half a lemon, stir in. Place crumb mixture evenly on top. Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until crumb mixture is crispy and a light golden brown colour.

This is the cast iron pan that I have below:

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