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Macritchie's Fried Brussels Sprouts

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“These fabulous veggies are so good for you, but not so appealing if just steamed. I found a recipe on and modified it a little.”

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  1. Check brussels sprouts for old, tough outer leaves and remove. Slice them in half, especially if they are larger than golf balls.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet on medium to medium high heat. Add the sprouts.
  3. Fry the sprouts, making sure both sides are browned. Sear them so they are quite dark, then reduce the heat and continue to cook about 5 minutes, shaking the pan periodically.
  4. Add the garlic and when the pan has cooled to medium low heat. Then add the basil, salt and pepper.
  5. Spill a little water in the pan, enough to make a steam, and cover with a lid for the last three minutes to be sure the sprouts are tender.
  6. Put in a serving dish and sprinkle with a little lemon juice if desired.

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