Buttered sprouts with chestnuts & bacon

Buttered sprouts with chestnuts & bacon

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

A classic Christmas combination - and it counts as 2 of your 5-a-day

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
196
protein
8g
carbs
16g
fat
12g
saturates
5g
fibre
7g
sugar
7g
salt
0.61g

Ingredients

  • 1¼kg Brussels sprouts, trimmed (or if buying pre-trimmed, buy 1 kg)
  • 6 rashers smoked streaky bacon, cut into bite-sized pieces (or use more, if you like)
  • 200g vacuum-packed chestnuts
  • 50g butter

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Method

  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, then tip in the sprouts. Once back to the boil, cook for 5 mins. Drain, run under the cold tap until cold, then drain again.
  2. Heat a large frying pan, add the bacon and gently fry for 10 mins until crisp and golden. Tip out of the pan, leaving the fat behind, then add the chestnuts and fry over a high heat for about 5 mins until tinged. Tip out of the pan.
  3. Add the sprouts to the pan with a splash of water, then cover and finish cooking over a medium heat for about 5 mins, stirring now and again, until just tender. Uncover, turn up the heat, then add most of the butter and sauté the sprouts for 2 mins more. Tip in the bacon and chestnuts, season generously with salt and pepper, then serve with the last knob of butter on top.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2009

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ishouldbeeating's picture
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Utterly delicious. Used fresh chestnuts, baked (with cross cut) for 15 mins in 220 oven.

fayemk86's picture
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Lovely recipe - made for last Christmas, demands for it again this year.

karinabeecham's picture
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Lovely side dish for christmas. Easy to do and family very impressed.

spongemaker1's picture
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Ok but nothing special, I made the butter in advance, it looked good but didn't recieve any compliments.

MFJB's picture
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Great, even the children tried them.

smokeybromage's picture
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I don't usually like sprouts, but these were lovely! We're veggie so we left out the bacon, and we steamed the sprouts rather than boil them.

lisah60's picture

As lovely as this recipe is, I'm not sure you should have labelled it "Vegetarian"!!

hellyg30's picture
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I made these last year, I normally hate sprouts but they were requested by family members. They went down really well and even I enjoyed them! Will be using this recipe again this year

fi_dixon's picture
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Cooked these last Christmas and they went down so well! Had them requested for this year. Definately give them a go.

paulcresswell's picture
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Nice!!!

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