Joy of Cooking Sprouts

The great-grandson of the original author of the classic American cookbook Joy of Cooking carries on the family tradition.

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Joy of Cooking Sprouts

This garlicky side dish, browned in a skillet, is perfect for Thanksgiving or any other family meal.


12 brussels sprouts
3 Tbsp. butter
1-2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)


1. Trim and halve through the stems of brussels sprouts. Heat butter in a medium skillet over medium-low heat.

2. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until beginning to brown.

3. Discard the garlic. Place the sprouts cut-side down in the garlic butter, cover, and cook over low heat until tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

4. Arrange the sprouts on a warm platter and drizzle any remaining butter on top. Serve with Parmesan, if desired.

Serves 2 to 4.

Nutritional Information (based on 4 servings):  Calories: 100; Fat: 78g; Cholesterol: 25mg; Sodium: 15mg; Total Carbohydrates: 6g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugars: 1g; Protein: 2g.

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Recipe from Joy of Cooking by John Becker and Megan Scott. Copyright © 2019. Reprinted by permission of Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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