Today’s Kerrygold Premium Spreadable Reduced Fat Butter tip crosses a line. The line between love who love brussel sprouts and those who don’t. And maybe, just maybe, this tip will inspire some to embrace the beauty of pan roasted brussel sprouts.
Think back to the Kerrygold Grilled Cheese. The only thing missing from that to make a balanced meal was some vegetables. Sure, you could microwave a bag of frozen vegetables but why would you settle for a one dimensional side when you could have the pan roasted goodness of brussel sprouts? Forget about the bland, mushy things that have been boiled to death. Pan roasting them in a bit of Reduced Fat Butter brings out a subtle, sharp, almost mustardy edge and they stay firm enough to spear on your fork. This is the only way we make brussel sprouts at our house. And there’s never a single one left at the end of the meal.
Did I mention that The Mistah and I used to be on opposite sides of the brussel sprouts line? We used to be…and then I pan roasted them for him. So on that night when you need an easy vegetable to round out your meal, give pan roasted brussel sprouts a try. You might just be surprised.
Pan Roasted Brussel Sprouts
BAH Note: Don’t be alarmed if some of the leaves end up loose in your pan. Let these leaves get good and charred. They will add a bit of crunchy texture to the dish.
- 1 container fresh brussel sprouts
- 2 tablespoons Kerrygold Premium Spreadable Reduced Fat Butter
- kosher salt
- Kerrygold Ivernia cheese, grated (optional)
Trim the stem ends from the brussel sprouts, cut them in half, and remove the outer layer of leaves if they look a little sad.
Melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium high heat. Add the brussel sprouts, cut side down, and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. When the cut sides are nicely charred, carefully shake the pan or use tongs to flip them over. Continue to cook, occasionally giving the pan a shake, until the brussel sprouts are bright green and are just tender when you bite into one.
Serve the brussel sprouts with a sprinkle of grated Ivernia cheese.
Official Disclosure: Kerrygold provided me with their Premium Spreadable Butter and Premium Spreadable Reduced Fat Butter to use in developing these tips as part of a contest. The opinions, and #butterlove, expressed here are my own.