WITH December just around the corner, that means one thing – Brussels sprouts are stocking up in supermarkets, ready for the big day.
While many of us will be adding a big spoonful of the festive vegetable to our plates this Christmas, others would prefer to forgo the somewhat boring green offering.
But if you’re someone who doesn’t like Brussels sprouts – you might change your mind after seeing this.
Especially if you’re someone who cooks up your own Brussels sprouts, one foodie shared her quick and easy recipe for a delicious Brussels Sprout Gratin that’s sure to impress.
The chef is known on TikTok as The Modern Proper and has amassed an impressive 10.8k followers and 121.3k likes on the video sharing platform.
While the foodie regularly shares delicious recipe videos, her latest clip with Brussels sprouts left many speechless.
So forget about boiling your sprouts this Christmas, you’ll want to try this recipe instead.
The cook posted the clip with the caption, “Thanksgiving Side Dishes.” The best part of the meal. This Braised Brussels Sprouts is the ultimate side dish, and we’re bold enough to say it because it’s true.”
She said, “Roasted Brussels Sprouts, hands down the best Thanksgiving side dish and maybe the best side dish ever.
“We’ll be eating this from now until the end of the year as a side dish to every single holiday meal, and then come on over.
“Add cream, leeks, gruyere, tuna or parmesan cheese, those shredded brussels sprouts and the best part? Everything comes together in one dish.
“Cover it with some crispy panko and it’s ready to serve, enjoy.”
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If you want to try this rich, creamy, cheese-laden Brussels sprouts gratin dish, here’s how.
First, preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Then coat a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray or oil and set aside.
In a large skillet, heat two tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat.
Add three large leeks (finely chopped) to the pan and cook for four minutes. Add four cloves of garlic (crushed) and cook for another minute.
Transfer the leek mixture to a large bowl along with the shredded Brussels sprouts (one pound), toss to combine.
Using the same pan, add two cups of heavy cream, four ounces of Gruyère cheese, 1/2 cup of Parmesan, salt, pepper, thyme, and ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg.
Simmer, stirring constantly, until the cheese is melted and the sauce is thick, about three minutes.
Pour the sauce over the sprouts and leeks and toss.
Transfer the sprout mixture to the prepared baking dish. Place it in the oven on the center rack for 20 minutes.
In a small bowl, mix one cup panko with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and three tablespoons butter.
Sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture over the sprouts and return to the oven until golden brown, five to eight minutes.
It won’t take long, but you’ll be left with a delicious dish that’s sure to leave even those who don’t like sprouts speechless.
The food fan’s video clearly impressed many as it quickly racked up a whopping 983.8k views.
It has 64k likes, 209 comments and 10.9k shares.
Foodies loved the recipe and were eager to try it themselves.
One person said, “I don’t like Brussels sprouts, but this looks so delicious.”
Another added: “We made this tonight, legitimately the highlight of the holiday! Enters the permanent list”.
A third commented: “Just tried this and IT’S SO GOOD.”