Brussels Sprouts Braised With Apple and Bacon
This recipe is from my dear friend, the prolific cookbook author and East Hampton resident Jim Villas. It comes from his “The Bacon Cookbook.” Bacon will make anything taste better, even Brussels sprouts!
Serves four to six.
1 qt. fresh Brussels sprouts
2 slices lean hickory-smoked bacon, cut into small pieces (or use pancetta bacon)
1 Tbsp. butter
1 cooking apple, cored and cut into chunks
I have great memories of family Thanksgivings. Of course, in the good old days, the women did all the cooking while the menfolk watched football. Afterward, as we all digested and got a bit slowed down by the big meal, the gents would return to the den to watch yet more football and the women would gingerly wash all the silver and special plates and glasses that only came out for this one day a year.