Brussels Sprouts Gratin

I am always pleased to find a new way to serve up brussels sprouts in disguise

Personally, I will eat them plain, on their own! (I love plain veg!) But in our house they go down better with garlic oil and a sprinkling of parmesan, or in this case with cream and cheese… Well, almost anything tastes good if you add some cream and cheese to it!

A rich side dish for Christmas? Sunday dinner?

Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Preheat oven to 180°C.

Boil/steam your brussels until just tender. (I add a bay leaf or two to the water, which stops the smell of brussels permeating the whole house! It works for cauliflower, cabbage etc too.) Drain, and place in an ovenproof dish. Pour just enough cream over the sprouts to half cover them. (I used about half a pound of sprouts and 1/2 cup of cream) Mix 75g (1 cup) grated parmesan cheese and 25g (1/3 cup) fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs, and a little black pepper. Sprinkle this on top. Bake for 30 minutes.

A bit naughty, but very nice!

How do you serve up Brussels Sprouts?