2.17.2012

NAT NESTS: BRUSSEL SPROUTS SUNNY SIDE UP


winter vegetables are our favorite vegetables at this house. the best winter vegetable of them all has got to be the brussel sprout. don't argue with me.

inspired by a friend's instagram last week, we decided to whip up some brussels a la egg for a super quick dinner. i took these insanely high quality photos and i really love how yellow they came out (sarcasm is hard to put in a blog. i feel like i need a special "sarcasm font.")

here's what you need:

brussels sprouts, halved (leave the hard ends ON)
olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
garlic (about a teaspoon minced)
red pepper flakes (belong in everything)
two eggs

1. steam your halved brussels sprouts for a few minutes to get them nice and soft. maybe 5-8 minutes.
2. heat minced garlic and olive oil in a pan set to medium high
3. add sprouts and salt and pepper, stirring occasionally for 15-20 minutes
4. when the sprouts are almost finished, crack two eggs in a separate frying pan with a little butter, and cook them sunny side up (if you're afraid of sunny side up, over easy or medium is okay too).
(sunny side up is actually really easy, just lower the temps and let the eggs cook slowly until the whites are firm.)
5. before you plate it up, cut the knobby ends off. by keeping them on during cooking, i've found you lose fewer petals (petals?).
6. enjoy that sucker!
(bonus: sriracha sauce would be SO GOOD on top of this!)




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23 comments :

  1. I thought I was the only one who liked brussel sprouts. That looks delicious.

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  2. brussel sprouts are growing on me thanks to portland winter saturday's market, but anything with an egg on top of it is a win!
    xx j

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  3. Yumm. I love brussel sprouts, I'll have to try this.

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  4. I LOVE brussels sprouts! I got a little weirded out because I made something very similar for dinner last week and posted the results on my instragram page. But we're not friends and I didn't have the fantastic addition of eggs. I made these: http://www.projectfoodie.com/cookbook-recipes/recipe/roasted-brussels-sprouts-with-bacon.html Brussels sprouts + bacon also = delicious!

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  5. That looks good! My favorite way so far to eat brussels sprouts is after they have been roasted in the oven. But I will definitely try this.

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  6. I don't know how you did it, but you made even brussels sprouts look yummy.

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  7. that looks amazing! if i could only make my eggs look that perfect. i'm a little too... oh i dunno... impatient and always stab the yoke. haha better luck to me next time!

    www.jeffandelizajane.blogspot.com

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  8. I love brussel sprouts! They're great! I've never thought of mixing in egg as well... I'll have to give it a try sometime!

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  9. Brussel sprouts are a classic--love or hate them they always have to be there at Christmas--it wouldn't be properly festive without them.

    And I am loving cabbage at the moment--that makes me sound so healthy when I am really not...Score!

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  10. yum!! I'll try this out, but I have to tell you, the thing I am most nervous for is those sunny side eggs. Mine always break. always always. So it just might turn into scrambled eggs with brussel sprouts. still just as good?

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  11. I had my first brussel sprout last Christmas and I fell in love. I have been buying them and eating them on a regular basis ever since becasue really, little baby cabbages??

    feel so left out.

    This looks good. I am totally making this.

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  12. I'm so in! I sauté cabbage in sriracha and put it with everything! It's a staple around here. Thanks for sharing can't wait to try.

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  13. uh oh. I'm gonna have to make this for the hubs. darn.

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  14. I read the other day that thinking brussel sprouts taste good actually depends on if you have a certain gene or not! I'm very glad I have it. These look amazing.

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  15. That Looks amazing!and I like brussell sprouts but never make them. I'm always trying to find a new way to try eggs because we have 17 laying hens So we have eggs coming out of our ears :)

    -LEAH
    thecuckoosnestblog.blogspot.com

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  16. I'm all in on the Brussels. They're my fave and this is such a good sounding recipe!

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  17. I love brussel sprouts. I used to terrorize my grandparents by eating them one petal at a time.

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  18. I love braised Brussels sprouts.

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  19. Brussel sprouts, sunny side up eggs, red chili flakes? Yum yum yum! Thanks for the recipe!

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  20. Hey Nats Nest...I'm wondering if you'd be interested in guest posting on my food blog? one of your yummy recipes??
    Miss ya!

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  21. I made this last night and they were amazing....but I did cheat and add a little bit of bacon. I couldn't help myself :)

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  22. I too agree! Red pepper flakes belong in everything. And eggs sunny side up is the only way. You get me girl. You really do.

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  23. Thanks for the recipe Natalie, this was delish!

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