Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Maple Butter
Children love growing and cooking Brussels sprouts. This recipe is easy and yummy for all ages.
One pound roasted Brussels Sprouts
4 strips cooked bacon
1 small onion
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons softened butter
2 tablespoons local maple syrup
Sprigs of fresh sage
Extra stalks of Brussels Sprouts for children to explore
Kitchen prep: Roast halved Brussels Sprouts in advance of class. Coat with olive oil and sprinkle with salt roasting on a baking sheet till light brown and tender. Bacon will need to be cooked beforehand too.
Explore the harvested stalk of Brussels Sprouts- little cabbages growing along a think leafy stalk.
Children can harvest, peel and count the sprouts off of this stalk and return them to the kitchen for another recipe.
Chop garlic in chopping jar or use a garlic press
Chop onion or use chopping jar
Crumble leaves of sage into tiny pieces, place stems in compost container
Crumble or chop bacon into small pieces
Place crumbled herbs and bacon into a bowl with the prepared Brussels sprouts halves
Warm oil in electric frying pan and saute onions/ garlic while children prepare maple butter
Measure softened butter and maple syrup, give children opportunity to blend the ingredients.
Add Brussels sprouts, bacon and sage to pan with sauteed onions, stir and make sure that Brussels sprouts are warmed.
Add maple butter to the pan and stir.
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