Most of my kids love Brussels sprouts. My family likes them and they are one of my very favorites. When I was a kid I hated them, but most people over cook them and that makes them really really not yummy. When they are lightly cooked and fresh tasting, they are amazing!
We planted some Brussels sprouts in the spring and it took forever for them to produce so we cut them down in the heat of the summer. Any greens, or cole crops can become bitter when harvested in the heat. For my Brussels sprouts, a quick blanch was all it took to take the bitterness out of them. If your sprouts aren’t bitter, no need for that step.
Next I cut one piece of bacon into small pieces and browned it in the skillet. I added the Brussels sprouts and sautéed them in the skillet for about 2 minutes until they were just tender, but still bright green. I use salt and pepper to taste.
Brussels sprouts are delicious raw, boiled, sautéed, or roasted. I have never tried them any way I didn’t like them except for over cooked. I know some pretty picky eaters that enjoyed them with this bacon method. I cook a lot of vegetables with a piece of bacon for flavor because it helps picky kids take interest in them. But I cook them for my family and my kids without bacon and they still enjoy them. Just salt, pepper and olive oil and throw them in the oven until they are lightly brown on the edge, or grate some parmesean cheese over the top as they finish roasting and that is delicious as well. If you don’t like Brussels sprouts, try cooking fresh ones yourself and if you don’t over cook them, I’m willing to bet you will like them too.