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Creamed Brussels sprouts

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 4-6
From Great British Menu
A beautiful easy side dish that will convince the most stubborn of sprout-haters. Lure them in with cream and bacon.


  1. Cook the Brussels sprouts in a saucepan of boiling salted water for 8-10 minutes. Drain and refresh in a bowl of ice and water. Drain again when the sprouts have cooled.

  2. Add the bacon lardons to a non-stick frying pan, and fry over a medium heat until crisp.

  3. Add the cream and crushed garlic to a small pan and bring to the boil.

  4. Stir the sprouts into the crisp bacon; then stir in the hot cream.

  5. Season with salt and pepper and serve straightaway.


  • 1 kg/2lb 3¼oz Brussels sprouts, trimmed
  • 8 rashers cured bacon, cut into lardons
  • 250ml/8¾fl oz double cream
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

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