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Pickled Brussels Sprouts. No, really!
12-02-2010, 08:48 PM
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Pickled Brussels Sprouts. No, really!
Pssss, buddy….yeah….you……come here…..
You want a recipe for a pickle, a pickle that will completely surprise you? Look great on the relish tray?
And, in all likely hoods, if you like sauerkraut, you will find yourself huddled in a corner, polishing off the entire jar?
Well, try this…
Pickled Brussels Sprouts (No, really, I’m serious!)
6 c (about 2 lbs) Brussels Sprouts
2½ c vinegar
2½ c water
3 T salt
1t cayenne pepper (that provides a little kick, if you are more adventurous add more)
4 dill heads or 2 t dill seeds
4 cloves garlic (but my motto is the more the better)
Leave the sprouts whole, but trim ends and peel off old foliage. Blanch until tender, but not soft. AVOID SOFT! Drain and pack into clean jars. Pack garlic cloves into every other open space in the jar (remember I said the more the better). Insert a dill head into each jar, or ½ t of dill seed.
Mix vinegar, water, salt, and cayenne pepper in a heavy saucepan; boil for 5 minutes.
Pour vinegar mixture over the sprouts, leaving ¼ inch headspace.
Cap, seal and process in a water bath canner for 15 minutes.
My nephews ADORE these, and I give them as presents. And now is the time of year to make them, since Brussels sprouts are readily available. Give it a try!

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12-02-2010, 11:23 PM
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RE: Pickled Brussels Sprouts. No, really!
Your the best! Psssss...... Hey.........Hardware........... That sounds goodWink

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12-03-2010, 07:22 AM (This post was last modified: 12-03-2010 07:23 AM by 2Beers.)
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RE: Pickled Brussels Sprouts. No, really!
Oh they are good with a Bloody Mary drink. I've never done the homemade version always boughten the jars at the store. We've had that "pickle" served on our relish trays for years in our family.

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12-03-2010, 05:28 PM
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RE: Pickled Brussels Sprouts. No, really!
* Debating my response due to my inability to do anything with a brussels sprout (little green spawns of Satan) aside from shooting them out of a slingshot.

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12-03-2010, 05:33 PM
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RE: Pickled Brussels Sprouts. No, really!
I like this idea. I'm going to have Brussel sprouts as a side tonight with my baked ham and scalloped potatoes. 2 Beers...with or without horse radish? I'm in either way! The things ya lern....nice

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12-03-2010, 06:32 PM
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RE: Pickled Brussels Sprouts. No, really!
(12-03-2010 05:33 PM)Brutus Wrote:  I like this idea. I'm going to have Brussel sprouts as a side tonight with my baked ham and scalloped potatoes. 2 Beers...with or without horse radish? I'm in either way! The things ya lern....nice

Haha

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Sorry back to veggies, my bad.

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12-03-2010, 07:53 PM
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RE: Pickled Brussels Sprouts. No, really!
(12-03-2010 05:33 PM)Brutus Wrote:  I like this idea. I'm going to have Brussel sprouts as a side tonight with my baked ham and scalloped potatoes. 2 Beers...with or without horse radish? I'm in either way! The things ya lern....nice

I love brussel sprouts. I intentionally buy the single serve microwave packs so I don't have to share them with my sister, because she'll take them all!
So I'll have to put this on the list of things to try.

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12-04-2010, 07:30 AM
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RE: Pickled Brussels Sprouts. No, really!
Brutus if you mean horseradish with a Bloody Mary, yep and Mmmmm. Brussel sprouts are a well like veggie at our house.

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12-04-2010, 02:52 PM
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RE: Pickled Brussels Sprouts. No, really!
When you said they went really nicely with a Bloody Mary.....well I thought that you meant "in" a Bloody Mary...and it made SO much sense....Up here we're more into the Caesars....but I could see a coctail spear of sprouts in either...so there!

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12-18-2010, 10:38 PM
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RE: Pickled Brussels Sprouts. No, really!
I bought a jar at the grocery store today, because I just HAD to try them. They taste like....pickles!
Oh well, just another way to eat one of the best vegetables on the planet.

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