If you know me at all, you know that brussels sprouts are my absolute favorite, and that I could eat them (and garlic) every day and never get bored. I have yet to encounter a brussels recipe that I didn’t love. And it is utterly perplexing to me that they have such a bad reputation. They’re amazing and fun and hearty and filling and healthy and DELICIOUS. If we don’t know each other, you now know how I feel about brussels sprouts, so we can move forward because everyone’s on the same page. If you are not a brussels sprouts fan, or if their reputation has kept you from giving them the try the rightfully deserve, this is the easiest, most fool-proof delicious, guaranteed successful brussels sprouts preparation you will find, so if you’re willing to try, start here. Four ingredients is all you need. Can’t go wrong. And here you go.
WHAT YOU NEED
* 1-1.5lbs fresh brussels sprouts
* olive oil
WHAT TO DO
Preheat your oven to 425F.
Wash your brussels sprouts, and then trim the stumpy ends and any bad leaves off of them. Cut them in half and spread them out in a single layer on a baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil liberally over them and then season generously (to taste) with salt and pepper. Pop the baking sheet into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.
They will be beautifully browned on the cut sides, slightly charred and crispy on the exterior leaves, and soft and dense with flavor on the inside. Perfect. If you weren’t already, you’ll be converted at first bite.