I’m not much of a chef and really don’t have a desire (at least not in my city kitchen) to slave over meals that take forever. Last night I made my famous turkey meatball sandwiches (you should know that turkey meat is the one meat I’m proficient at using–turkey balls, turkey meatloaf, turkey tacos–just a little Forest Gump humor that’s unfortunately true). I paired the sandwiches with burned brussels, which I can proudly say I perfected. I’ve tried many times to make them and they’ve never turned out right. I don’t want to use too much oil (in fact, I barely used any at all), and I like when they’re really crispy. Last time I made the mistake of buying frozen brussels, so they never fully burned. The broiler on my oven also was not cutting it. Last night I used the broiler setting on my toaster, and 12 minutes later I was in heaven. Here’s a really easy recipe where the key player is the broiler. Oh, and don’t forget to flip them midway through.
1 bag of fresh brussel sprouts (I like them from Trader Joe’s
The tiniest bit of oil (I brush it on so barely any gets used, coating every leaf)
Sea salt (I like the consistency of the larger granules)
Olive Oil cooking spray
Quarter the brussels and spread them out on the tray. Brush on a tiny bit of oil followed by a sprinkling of salt. Spray one thin coat of the olive oil cooking spray. Check on the brussels every few minutes and flip them when one side gets crispy.
Let me know what you think!