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Candied brussels sprouts with chestnuts.


Roast and peel the chestnuts. (I buy 'em in a jar already peeled.)
Cut the sprouts in 1/2.
Sautee the sprouts in a couple tablespoons of butter and one of oil until they are starting to get a little golden. (about 15 minutes) Season with salt & pepper as they're sauteeing.
Add chestnuts, continue cooking 'till sprouts are nicely brown and tender.
Add 1/2 cup vinegar, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup turkey (or chicken) stock
Cook 'till liquid is syrupy - about 5 minutes.

the potatoes, sliced thin, are boiled with cream and a little butter (not quite enough to cover) until tender. Once tender the potatoes are mashed right inside the cooking vessel and with a sprinkle of salt, ready to serve. The results are a smooth, creamy sweet potato mixture that really lets the mild flavor of the sweet potato shine.

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ghost_light
Nov. 17th, 2005 09:18 pm (UTC)
Got it -
take yer brussels sprouts and cut them in half. toss with salt, pepper, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. dump them on a cookie sheet in a single layer, and roast them for about 25 minutes at 375F. they end up INCREDIBLE, and i don't even LIKE brussels sprouts.
ghost_light
Nov. 17th, 2005 09:15 pm (UTC)
They are one of mine too.

Check the foodporn group, people are talking about Thanksgiving and side dishes. There is another where you toss the sprouts with salt, pepper, balsamic vinegar, something else and roast them.
sionainn
Nov. 17th, 2005 10:12 pm (UTC)
This year I'm doing a version of those savory mashed sweet 'tatoes.... I'm doing Scalloped Sweet Potatoes.

Cream, butter, salt, pepper, and a dash of ginger & nutmeg for extra zing. Sliced sweet 'taters, pour boiling mixture over them. Bake until tender.

And as for the brussels sprouts, I think I will try that recipe with the balsamic vinegar... yummy!
ghost_light
Nov. 17th, 2005 11:48 pm (UTC)
oooooo - I might steal that too....

I adored scalped potaoes.
melissakmock
Nov. 17th, 2005 10:34 pm (UTC)
yum-mm, because I am really 12yers old at heart, give me anything with the word candy in it and I am there.
ghost_light
Nov. 17th, 2005 11:48 pm (UTC)
Exatly - and this way we trick you into eating some veggies too.
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