It’s Friday — time for How To Prepare What’s On Sale! This week at Sprouts, fresh brussels sprouts are $0.98/lb.
Brussels sprouts tend to produce strong reactions in people — they’re either loved or hated! Brussels sprouts are packed with health benefits and are at their peak during the cold season, so they are a nutritious and affordable choice in the winter. Here are some tips and recipes for preparing and serving Brussels sprouts:
When choosing these little cabbages, look for bright green sprouts with no mushy or discolored spots. A round shape is better than elongated, and the leaves should be tightly packed. Smaller sprouts tend to be a bit sweeter than larger ones.
Brussels sprouts will keep for up to a month in the refrigerator. Without washing them or removing any leaves, store the sprouts in a bowl or a container with no lid. The outer leaves will shrivel and dry out, but when you’re ready to use the sprouts, just remove the outer leaves and the rest of the sprout will still be good to use.
If you want to stock up on Brussels sprouts for later use, check out this step-by-step tutorial for blanching and freezing the sprouts.
If you or a family member isn’t a big fan of Brussels sprouts, try this Brussels Sprout Gratin. The recipe uses cheddar cheese, heavy cream, bread crumbs, and herbs to turn these green veggies into a decadent side dish!
Ever had Brussels sprouts for breakfast? Try this recipe for Brussels Sprouts Breakfast Hash: bacon, red onion, sweet potato, and garlic, cooked with sliced Brussels sprouts, and topped with fried or poached eggs.
Brussels sprouts can be eaten raw, too. This Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad looks yummy! Several of the reviewers mentioned that it’s best to dress this salad at least an hour before serving to help soften the greens and allow the flavors to meld.
Do you enjoy Brussels sprouts? What’s your favorite way to serve them?