As a child, I can remember certain things that I did not like, and brussel sprouts was one of them! However, I think that if I would have had brussel sprouts made for me this way as a kid, I would have had a different opinion about this vegetable.
The bacon really does make this vegi taste so good! I'm not even a lover of bacon, but when these two things are combined, something wonderful happens! Because bacon makes everything better, right?
The simplicity of this dish is also something to love! You don't have to be great in the kitchen to make this! Sometimes simple is best.
1 lb. brussel sprouts
1 lb. bacon
salt and pepper
Cut bacon into bite size pieces. Cut ends off of brussel sprouts and set aside. On medium high heat, fry bacon until cooked. When finished, pull out bacon and let drain on a plate with paper towels. Add brussel sprouts to the bacon grease. Salt and pepper brussel sprouts and lightly drizzle with olive oil. Go easy on the salt, as there is already salt in the bacon. Cook brussel sprouts until tender. Lower the heat if the brussel sprouts look like they are burning. Add bacon back in once brussel sprouts are cooked, just long enough to warm the bacon back up.