Who doesn’t like bacon? Even vegetarians like bacon or at least the smell of bacon. Heck, I have converted one or two vegetarians in my lifetime with my homemade bacon.
Anyway, next time you are frying up some bacon, make sure you hang onto the bacon fat. It comes in handy when you are making dishes like this one.
Over the years we have been led to believe that fat is bad. The truth is…fat is not bad. Fat does not make you fat, sugar makes you fat. The body converts sugar into fat because it doesn’t know what else to do with it. It’s like a drug, you eat sugar, your blood sugar levels spike which gives you a high and then you crash wanting more. After it’s all said and done your body stores it away as fat.
Let’s face it, humans are animals. We need fat for our hair and our skin and also for our internal plumbing. When we eat a high fat diet we feel more satisfied and less hungry. Our body uses that fat for energy. Instead of storing it for an eternity like it does with a high sugar diet.
Well…that’s enough of that rant. Let’s get to the recipe shall we?
- One pound of Brussels sprouts or more if you’re serving more than 4 people
- 1 tbsp of bacon fat for 1 lb of sprouts
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Start off by cutting the brussel sprouts in half. Next, you will want to steam them for only about 5 minutes or until you can just start to put a fork through the sprout. You want them to be a little undercooked because you will be frying them in the bacon fat.
Melt the fat in a large frying pan and then add the brussel sprouts along with the salt and pepper. Continue to cook for another 3-4 minutes. Serve hot!
Also, if you don’t have any bacon fat lying around in your refrigerator, just cube up a few strips of bacon and fry it up. Use both the bacon and the fat with the sprouts! It’ll be delicious.
This is the perfect accompaniment for any chicken or turkey dinner!
The above rant about fat and sugar is in my opinion. I base that opinion on what I have learned over the years. Please don’t take my word for it, do your own research.
Remember to cook with love in your heart- the food will taste better!
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