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Sprouts With Chestnuts and Bacon Recipe

Brussels sprouts with bacon and chestnuts

Published: March 25, 2015 at 4:07 pm
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  • Easy
  • Serves 8

Salty bacon and sweet chestnuts take the bitterness out of sprouts in this easy recipe. The perfect Christmas side dish to complement your roast turkey.

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Make these Brussels sprouts with bacon and chestnuts, then check out our sprouts with ginger and orange, roast sprouts, deep-fried Brussels sprouts and more Brussels sprouts recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1kg brussels sprouts
  • 6 rashers smoked streaky bacon, chopped
  • 200g chestnuts, vacuum-packed
  • 1 knob butter

Method

  • STEP 1

    Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, then tip in 1kg brussels sprouts and cook for 5 minutes. Drain and then run under tap water until cold.

  • STEP 2

    Heat a large frying pan, add 6 chopped rashers of smoked streaky bacon and fry until crisp and golden. Tip out of the pan, leaving the fat behind, then add 200g vacuum-packed chestnuts and fry until tinged. Tip out of the pan.

  • STEP 3

    Add the sprouts to the pan with a splash of water, then cover and finish cooking, until just tender. Uncover, turn up the heat, then add a knob of butter and fry the sprouts for 2 minutes more. Tip in the bacon and chestnuts, season, then serve with another knob of butter on top.

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