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Old 01-14-2008, 12:18 AM   #41
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a cooking show on saturday says brussel sprouts are really good when roasted. it gives the sugars a chance to caramelize. i'm gonna try them again this way and see how it goes.
? reminded me of the phrase ' perfuming the pig' when I read it.
I like and will try just about anything. Simply, they fall into 2 categories, good tasting and not good tasting. I'm sorry, but as healthy as they are (I assume) brussel sprouts have never fallen into the good tasting category.
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? reminded me of the phrase ' perfuming the pig' when I read it.
I like and will try just about anything. Simply, they fall into 2 categories, good tasting and not good tasting. I'm sorry, but as healthy as they are (I assume) brussel sprouts have never fallen into the good tasting category.
I absolutely LOVE brussels sprouts! I have never had them roasted but that really sounds good.

I think I know why I like them. When I was a kid and my mother used to serve them, I thought they were "little-girl-sized" cabbages and so cute. So, I always looked forward to these little girl treats eagerly. Early attitudes seem to stick.
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I absolutely LOVE brussels sprouts! I have never had them roasted but that really sounds good.

I think I know why I like them. When I was a kid and my mother used to serve them, I thought they were "little-girl-sized" cabbages and so cute. So, I always looked forward to these little girl treats eagerly. Early attitudes seem to stick.
Ditto! Except replace "little-girl-sized", with "little-boy-sized". As a little kid, I liked almost everything 'cept liver! As an adult (and I use that term VERY loosely ) I still like almost everything.....'cept liver! They say as you get older, you're tastes change, but I've tried liver 2 or 3 times in the last 20 years......I still think it tastes YUCKY!!!
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There are not many foods I won't eat, traditional foods of the United Kingdom notwithstanding. However, if I had to eat brussels sprouts, I think I would probably starve.
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just roasted some brussel sprouts. not bad. the only problem is that they still taste like brussel sprouts.
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I used to hate Brussel sprouts as a kid. Got older and I love them. Another bitter thing I love is Radicchio. I grill it with olive oil and salt/pepper. Pull it off and put a bit of balsamic vinegar on it. Man great stuff!
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The way I eat liver is sliced into thin strips and put into fahitas. When you add the onions, peppers, salsa, cheese, etc you can't tell the difference between liver and steak.
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Ditto! Except replace "little-girl-sized", with "little-boy-sized". As a little kid, I liked almost everything 'cept liver! As an adult (and I use that term VERY loosely ) I still like almost everything.....'cept liver! They say as you get older, you're tastes change, but I've tried liver 2 or 3 times in the last 20 years......I still think it tastes YUCKY!!!
LOL I guess this is what makes horse races. I on the other hand love liver and would have it more if it were not so bad for you.
Calves liver, chicken liver (chopped is a favorite), foie gras, fish liver, you name it.
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just roasted some brussel sprouts. not bad. the only problem is that they still taste like brussel sprouts.
hmmm wonder if you breaded and fried them? Would that sufficently mask the flavor of the little things?
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The way I eat liver is sliced into thin strips and put into fahitas. When you add the onions, peppers, salsa, cheese, etc you can't tell the difference between liver and steak.
OOOHHHHH , another excuse to have some more liver. THANKS!
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hmmm wonder if you breaded and fried them? Would that sufficently mask the flavor of the little things?
You know, I was thinking about that while I was reading the posts here yesterday. Bread them, deep fry them, and maybe have some melted jalapino cheese sauce to dip them in. I'm gonna have to give it shot one of these days!

Maybe even do them up the same way, but wrap a strip of bacon around each one.....a bacon-wrapped, deep-fried, brussel sprout in honor of CFB!
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Lol wrap anything in bacon and its palatable!
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Lol wrap anything in bacon and its palatable!
A restaurant we used to go to made Scottish Eggs wrapped in bacon. They did the standard Scottish Egg thing.....hardboiled egged covered with sausage, dipped in egg, rolled in bread crumbs & seasoning, but THEN they wrapped them with bacon, then deep-fried them!! It was probably the least healthy item on their menu, but they were sooooo good!
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Wow that sounds damn tasty
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You know, I was thinking about that while I was reading the posts here yesterday. Bread them, deep fry them, and maybe have some melted jalapino cheese sauce to dip them in. I'm gonna have to give it shot one of these days!

Maybe even do them up the same way, but wrap a strip of bacon around each one.....a bacon-wrapped, deep-fried, brussel sprout in honor of CFB!
ok, if I can get my DW to allow me to try this, I think I may end up liking brussel sprouts after all.
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ok, if I can get my DW to allow me to try this, I think I may end up liking brussel sprouts after all.
But then, it kind of defeats the purpose of eating brussels sprouts for your health, doesn't it?
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But then, it kind of defeats the purpose of eating brussels sprouts for your health, doesn't it?
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