Sprouts with Bacon and Nutmeg

neil bougourd | 14 February, 2021

            Sprouts with Bacon and Nutmeg



1.5 lbs brussel sprouts

1/2 lb bacon, minced

1 TBS butter

salt and pepper

1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg

Juice from 1/2 lemon

First, mince the bacon. I like to cut the strips in half lengthwise and then in small chunks crosswise. Fry it. Once it’s nice and browned, remove it. 

Drain the bacon grease out of the pan and wipe it down with a paper towel if you’re so inclined. 

Cut the stems off the Brussel sprouts  and then either shred or dice them. 

Now, add the 1 TBS of butter to the frying pan. Once melted, add the shredded/chopped Brussel sprouts.  Cook for about 5 minutes, adding salt and pepper to taste along the way. 

Get your nutmeg grated, and add that as well.  Now add the bacon back in, and continue to cook for another few minutes.  Squeeze half a lemon, and add the lemon juice right at the end.  Give it a taste–add more nutmeg or lemon juice if needed.