Brussels with Bacon and Cheese Crisps

Okay, I’ll confess.  I HATED brussel sprouts as a kid.  The thought of eating those little cabbages made me want to gag.  Now, however, my taste buds have grown up and I’ve become quite fond of these little guys.  This weekend I roasted them in the oven and then added bacon and parmesan cheese crisps…..YUM!

Ingredients:

1 to 1 1/2 lbs brussel sprouts (remove stems and any loose or discolored outer leaves)

4 strips of bacon cooked until crisp and bacon fat

1 T olive oil

kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1/2 c grated parmesan cheese

Place brussels in a bowl and coat with olive oil, bacon fat and salt and pepper to taste.  Roast in 400F oven for about 15 minutes.  While brussels are roasting make your cheese crisps by heating a dry non-stick skillet over medium high heat.  Add1-2 T of parmesan cheese in the skillet to create a large circle.  Cook until browned on one side and then flip over and brown the other side.  Once brussels are done garnish with crumbled bacon and crumbled cheese crisps.

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