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Old 14.10.2015, 20:38
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I prefer to roast them with a bit of olive oil, but if your client is British I suggest you boil them for at least 30 minutes.

But if I understand correctly, you wish to cook them to reduce the intestinal side effect? What a novel idea. Why would you want to do that?
Not British and in regards to reducing the intestinal side effects, that is only a bonus as a carer. It really is about the ponging up the whole appartment (open plan living) that I'm more interested in, gathering other ideas to make it a pleasant meal for all ;-)

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Irish sprout soup
Recipe please :-)

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I made them tonight actually with breaded chicken cutlets and a beurre blanc sauce with capers and mustard.

I just put them in a roasting pan with an equal amount of tiny potatoes, sprinkled generously with olive oil, salt, pepper and red chili flakes. Roasted them, stirring once, at 210 degrees for about 25 minutes. The outer leaves turn brown and crunchy but the inside is still green and soft.

I left the kitchen fan on while frying the cutlets and I think it helped with the smell. I would take a picture, but my phone is dead.
Yup, the kitchen fan will be on full bore.

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don't forget the smell after the consumption......you can only solve one problem......
Put your mind to it and I'm sure you can help me out :-D

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Pressure cooker? Reduces cooking time and the smell is mostly contained at least until you open the lid.
I have this option too, how long to cook them? I can go out on to the balcony if neccessary

Apologies for not multi quoting, [now fixed by a merge-happy mod] yes'r all going so quickly with your replies, wasn't prepared for that, but am most appreciative.

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Old 14.10.2015, 20:52
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Re: Brussels sprouts. ( how to cook so they don't stink the whole place out).

Husband came in the door and said it smells like chicken, not brussel sprouts. Here's a picture:
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Old 14.10.2015, 21:02
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Re: Brussels sprouts. ( how to cook so they don't stink the whole place out).

we are having Tofu with ours,,, I don't get to choose.Yours looks great.
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Re: Brussels sprouts. ( how to cook so they don't stink the whole place out).

Not only, in those days when I had an allotment, did I grow the region's best brussels, (the secret is to press the newly planted seedlings into the earth with the feet), but brussels cooked at home were/are a sheer delight.
Yesterday I cooked shop-bought ones. Excellent. Steam then. Firstly very hot and sharp and then turn the heat down for a few minutes before they get soggy and wet. It's easy to cook a few potato chunks with them, don't let these chunks overcook either. I've recently discovered that they are very tasty too with a sweet and sour sauce.
The rest I'm having again today. The saliva is already running.
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The whole point is to cook them until they get soft and melt in your mouth...


Nothing worse than over-cooked sprouts.

They should still be slighly crunchy.

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Re: Brussels sprouts. ( how to cook so they don't stink the whole place out).

Thank you all again for the good suggestions, and just want to say I did them in the pressure cooker, with salt and a small bayleaf.
I brought the water up to boil first then put the sprouts, salt and bayleaf in, lid on and once the pressure was up, I steamed them for approx 5 minutes and plunged the pot into cold water to stop them cooking further.

They were cooked through enough to please us all and were even still a nice bright green as opposed to being almost yellow like my Mum's murdered ones, but best of all, there was almost zero smell, so very glad about that. What the after affects will be I don't know, time will tell, but I won't so could leave them after clearing up, knowing they don't have to suffer a foul smelling home.

I think the short but intense cooking time plus the bayleaf really made that difference, cheers.
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Nothing worse than over-cooked sprouts.

They should still be slighly crunchy.

Tom
I'm terribly old school. I like all my veg over-cooked and melting in the mouth.

Crunchy is for salad, everything else in an heresy in my plate!
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