Smashed sprouts mash with chestnuts

Smashed sprouts mash with chestnuts

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(11 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 12 mins

Easy

Serves 8
This veggie side is perfect for those who love the taste of Brussels sprouts but don't like the texture

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal184
  • fat14g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs13g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre4g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.1g
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Ingredients

  • 600g Brussels sprout, halved
    Brussels sprouts

    Brussels sprouts

    bruss-ell spr-ow-t

    The quintessential Christmas dinner veg, Brussels sprouts are throught to have been cultivated…

  • 50g butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 100ml double cream
  • half nutmeg, grated
    Nutmeg

    Nutmeg

    nut-meg

    One of the most useful of spices for both sweet and savoury

  • 200g pack vacuum-packed chestnut, roughly chopped
    Chestnut

    Chestnut

    chest-nut

    'Chestnuts roasting on an open fire...' that kitsch old Nat King Cole song perfectly…

Method

  1. Put the sprouts in a large pan, cover with boiling water and cook for 8-10 mins or until very tender. Drain, and leave to steam-dry for a few mins. Tip back into a saucepan and mash to a chunky texture with a potato masher. Add the butter, cream and nutmeg, and season well. Cook for a further 2 mins. Mix in half the chestnuts, then sprinkle over the remaining chestnuts to serve.

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maxivida
19th Dec, 2011
This photo has nothing to do with the recipe.
holmfirth
16th Dec, 2011
5.05
this recipe sounds so good, don't know what's happened to me I used to detest sprouts, now I think they're so nice, must be my age hehehehehe, will definatly be trying these :))
janecarwood
11th Dec, 2011
5.05
Used this recipe with roast chicken, could not find chestnuts so used hazlenuts instead and halved amount as only needed to serve 4. It was delicious, the texture and flavour was totally yummy. Very easy to do, prepared it in advance and gave it a blast in microwave and it was perfect. Will be making it again and again.

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