Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Skillet Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Fat, Onion and Parmesan Cheese

I've always been a big fan of cabbage and that includes it's little cousin here. These Skillet Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Fat, Onion and Parmesan Cheese cook up in no time and offer a nice hearty side dish or light lunch if you're so inclined. I was inclined on this day... While Brussels sprouts can tend to be a little pricey, Aldi puts them on sale quite often in the fall and winter. I think I'm going to add a stop at Aldi to my weekly shopping list:@)

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Fat, Onion and Parmesan Cheese
This really isn't a recipe, more of what to do. Measurements don't need to be exact (love onion, add lots, want more bacon fat? Add it, etc.)
*For each hearty serving-maybe 6 sprouts cut in half:
2 tsp bacon fat
1/8-1/4 C sliced onion
S&P to taste
hearty shake (or shaving of) Parmesan Cheese-I used the can this time
  1. Heat large skillet medium hot.
  2. Add bacon fat, melt.
  3. Add sprouts to center of pan, cut side down.
  4. Add onion to outside of pan, and sprinkle everything with salt and few grinds of pepper.
  5. Reduce heat to medium low and allow sprouts to brown. Stir the onions a bit occasionally so they don't burn.
  6. Give the whole pan a stir, flipping the sprouts so the other side begins to brown.
  7. After a couple minutes add a very small splash (maybe 1-1 1/2 Tblsp water) and cover pan. We just want to create a little steam to completely cook the sprouts.
  8. Cook a minute or two until sprouts are desired tenderness. I like mine to still have a little bite.
  9. Remove from pan, reseason with S&P and add a hearty amount of Parmesan cheese.
Eat well and have a happy day:@)


  1. We love Brussels and haven't had them lately. This looks yummy!

  2. This looks and sounds really delicious and I make the a lot but roast them. :)

  3. The Brussel sprouts look so tasty, Lynn. I'm a big fan of Aldi, and save a lot by going there. They have great deals.

  4. Funny I was looking at buying sprouts yesterday an now that I have seen your recipe I will go today and get som eto make this recipe

  5. I could spend a lot of time looking through Aldi :) I make Brussels sprouts quite often because my husband actually likes them, especially when roasted crispy in the oven. I think I'd try try throwing on some onion and parmesan next time!

  6. YUM! I needed this recipe last night when I just sauteed some Brussels sprouts. Yours sound SO much better!!

  7. Yum, I love Brussels! And bacon fat and Parmesan is always welcome!


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