So….when did Brussels sprouts become popular to eat? And also, did you know that it’s Brussels with an “s” at the end AND capitalized? I certainly didn’t.
But seriously — since when does everyone love these things? I mean, I remember growing up and the very mention of Brussels sprouts was enough to make my toes curl. But now? For some completely inexplicable reason, I love them. And so, it seems, does everyone else. And when you throw some bacon on top? Well, it just doesn’t get any better than that. Bacon makes EVERYTHING better.
- 5 slices bacon
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 shallot, chopped
- 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts with stems trimmed, small spouts left whole, larger spouts halved
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 cup chicken broth