Brussels sprouts tend to show up only on special occasions, to the delight of many especially those who dislike the way these vegetables taste. But with their impressive nutritional profile, Brussels sprouts undeniably deserve to be served on the table more often than just during, say, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
If currently you are looking for a way to make peace with Brussels sprouts, check out the simple recipe below — it will let you whip up breaded Brussels sprouts without breaking a sweat!
Logging online and checking out listings of the most hated vegetables across the globe will let you realize the fact that a lot of people actually dislike Brussels sprouts. Maybe it’s because of their taste. Maybe it’s because of their smell. Regardless of the case, so many kids and adults retch upon the sight of Brussels sprouts.
That’s really an unfortunate thing because Brussels sprouts are some of the healthiest vegetables around. According to scientists, these commonly loathed vegetables are capable of:
Detoxifying the body
Brussels sprouts are members of the cruciferous family of vegetables that are revered for their ability to neutralize poisonous substances.
Strengthening the bones
Vitamin K in Brussels sprouts helps in warding off osteoporosis by making sure that calcium stays in the bones rather than in the bloodstream.
Boosting the immune system
There are also loads of vitamin C present in Brussels sprouts, thus allowing them to keep upper respiratory tract infections at bay.
Experts say that the regular consumption of Brussels sprouts may help considerably lower a person’s risk of having cancer due to their antioxidant content.
People with diabetes or at high risk of developing it can benefit from the regular intake of Brussels sprouts since they are very good at managing sugar levels.
There are so many other health perks that Brussels sprouts are known to offer, but this article is primarily about teaching you how to love Brussels sprouts by turning them into breaded round treats.
Without any more ado, here’s the easy recipe:
- 1 pound of Brussels sprouts
- 2 1/2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese (grated)
- 2 1/2 tablespoons of butter (unsalted and melted)
- 2 1/2 tablespoons of bread crumbs
- 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt (finely ground)
- A pinch of garlic powder
- A pinch of black pepper (finely ground)
-Thoroughly rinse Brussels sprouts under running water and trim. Also, cut an “X” in the stem for faster and more even cooking of Brussels sprouts.
-Place Brussels sprouts in a medium-sized saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil.
-Using low heat, cover the saucepan and allow Brussels sprouts to simmer for 5 minutes or until cooked.
-Carefully drain and transfer Brussels sprouts to a casserole dish and coat them with half of the melted butter.
-In a small mixing bowl, combine bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, sea salt, garlic powder, black pepper and remaining melted butter. Afterwards, sprinkle the mixture on Brussels sprouts.
-Using a broiler, heat Brussels sprouts for about 5 minutes or until bread crumbs are golden brown.
-Serve while hot.
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