When we were in California we saw fields of brussels sprouts growing. Until we saw them growing I did not realize that they grown up and down the stem. The plants look like a cabbage plant and a thick stalk grows up the middle and the little cabbages grown up and down it. They cut that stem and I guess later cut the small sprouts off. We actually saw in one store where you could buy the sprouts still on the stem. I can honestly say I have never cooked brussels sprouts before. I have eaten them, and they aren't bad but never cooked them. I have been looking for a recipe that I wanted to try. The new Simple and Delicious magazine arrived Saturday and had a recipe that actually made me want to try them.
Bacon-parmesan brussels sprouts recipe
5 bacon strips cooked and chopped
1 pkg (16oz) frozen Brussels Sprouts thawed
1/3 c sliced onion
2 T water
1/4 t pepper
1 T grated Parmesan cheese.