My mom always makes me Brussel sprouts with Pancetta and I LOVE them. It always seemed like to much effort for me to make them for just a weekday meal, especially since my husband won't eat them. I saw a posting on Skinnytaste.com for a recipe that looked similar to my moms, but it made it seem simple and easy. I went right to the store, bought the stuff and came home to make them along with dinner. I LOVED them!!! And better yet... both my kids loved them too which really surprised me!! Click here to see the Skinny Taste recipe. I changed it up a little... making it not so skinny:) Here is how I made mine...
* 1.5 lbs Brussel Sprouts- cleaned and shredded
* 4 oz pancetta- minced
* 1.5 T extra virgin olive oil
* 4 garlic cloves- minced
* Kosher salt and fresh grated black pepper to taste
* Fresh shaved Parmesan Cheese for topping (Or parmigiano-reggiano)
In a deep heavy saute pan, saute pancetta on medium heat until fat melts and pancetta becomes golden, about 5-7 minutes (I like mine crispy). Add olive oil and garlic and sauté until golden. Add shredded brussels sprouts, salt and pepper to taste and sauté on medium heat for about 10 minutes until tender crisp. Stir occationally. I like mine getting really caramelized and browned! Spoon into a bowl and top with fresh shaved parmesan cheese!
|Clean well... pull off outer darker green leaves, and use a sharp knife to shred|
|Pan fry till crispy and golden|
|Add olive oil, garlic and brussel sprouts and saute well|
|Add the parm cheese at the end.|