Enjoy the pleasures of this brussels sprouts and bacon dish by slowly breaking through the egg yolk, releasing its richness onto the pan roasted brussels sprouts. It's just awesome.
This brussels sprouts and bacon hash recipe is: Gluten Free, Paleo, Primal, Low Carb and Wheat Belly friendly.
BRUSSELS SPROUTS AND BACON HASH: BRUNCH PERSONIFIED.
Brussels sprouts and bacon are a match made in culinary heaven. Add in some garlic, onion, red pepper flakes and a sunny-side-up egg? Oh man. This one goes down in my recipe book as breakfast nirvana. Although this recipe takes a little bit of time to make, it is worth every minute.
When I think of brussels sprouts, the first thing that comes to mind is the nutty flavor from roasting these little green gems. I'm not a huge fan of steamed or boiled sprouts (although these preparation methods do have their place) simply because they typically leave the sprout a mushy, watery mess that nobody wants to eat. On the other hand, roasting a sprout makes them crispy with a wonderful caramelization that melts in your mouth.
ARE BRUSSELS SPROUTS PALEO?
Absolutely. Brussels sprouts are part of the cabbage family in the group brassica oleracea. This group also contains kohlrabi, savoy, collards, kale, broccoli, cauliflower and broccolini.
To keep brussels sprouts paleo, either roast or sautee in olive oil, rendered bacon fat, duck fat or lard. They may also be steamed, but do not overcook as they will start to taste unpleasant.
HOW TO CLEAN BRUSSELS SPROUTS:
Cleaning brussels sprouts is easy. Here's how to do it:
- Trim the stem. Cut closely to the base of the brussel sprout.
- Peel away the outer leaves. Just enough to reveal a clean brussel sprout.
- Discard any sprouts with worm or bug holes.
It's that easy to clean your brussels sprouts!
SHREDDING BRUSSELS SPROUTS:
When you are preparing the brussels sprouts to be shredded, take care not to slice the sprouts too thin. Very thinly sliced sprouts tend to turn to mush in the pan. This can happen if you are using a food processor with the slicing blade.
It takes an extra minute to slice the sprouts by hand, but you can control the size of the slice pretty easily. For this recipe, I like them to be sliced just shy of ¼". This width will keep most of the sprout slices together with just some loss of the outer leaves to make the hash tender and really packed full of flavor.
WANT SOME OTHER GREAT BRUSSEL SPROUTS RECIPES?
Here are a few more to choose from:
Final thoughts on the Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Hash:
Looking to tweak the recipe a bit? Add in some crumbled sausage or sun dried tomatoes. If you're not paleo, shave some gruyere cheese or add in some crumbled goat cheese. Either would add in some great depth of flavor.
I hope that you like this brussels sprouts and bacon hash recipe. If nothing else, the slow cooked eggs are just brilliant on almost any savory breakfast dish. Please let me know your thoughts!