Brussels sprouts are cruciferous vegetables high in vitamin C, vitamin A, folate and fiber. They can be found throughout the year but are a seasonal winter vegetable. While most recipes use the whole Brussels sprout, peeling and sauteeing just the leaves is another way to eat Brussels sprouts.
Things You'll Need
- 12 oz. fresh Brussels sprouts
- 2 cloves garlic
- Frying pan
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
Rinse and drain the Brussels sprouts. Cut off 1/4 inch of each stem and begin peeling off the leaves. Trim the stem as it becomes more difficult to peel off the leaves. Continue peeling each Brussels sprout and discard the core.
Use the flat end of the knife to smash the garlic against the kitchen counter to remove the skin. Mince with a rocking motion.
Place a medium-sized frying pan on the stove and set heat to medium-high. When hot, add the olive oil and garlic. Saute the minced garlic until golden brown, then add the Brussels sprout leaves. Stir leaves until wilted but still crunchy, about three minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve Brussels sprout leaves as the vegetable side dish to the main meal.
Tips & Warnings
- You can adjust the ingredients in the recipe to suit your tastes. For example, you can omit the garlic and replace it with shallots.
- Brussels sprouts contain high amounts of vitamin K. If you are taking the medication coumadin, talk to your doctor about how you can fit Brussels sprouts leaves into your diet.
- Photo Credit brussel sprouts image by Jale Evsen Duran from Fotolia.com
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