Keep in mind when brussels sprouts weren’t cool? All of you younger millennials could not bear in mind the day when brussels have been lumped into the identical class as, say, a casserole.

And sure, whereas they can be mushy and smelly, thank goodness the final a number of years of restaurant tradition have made them over because the crispy, multilayered veg that they’re, finest when served spicy and charred (IMHO.)

There are at all times a couple of standbys on our Thanksgiving table, and brussels sprouts which might be roasted till crispy and candy are one in every of them. Though my sis makes a killer model, I’ve been eager to recreate these cider-glazed brussels sprouts with dates that I attempted in LA a couple of months in the past, so I believed the lead as much as the holidays felt the proper time. As an alternative of leaning on my typical methodology of roasting halved sprouts till crispy, I shredded these into skinny little ruffly bites, then did a tough sear in a forged iron skillet to get that char that I’m at all times after. 

A fast toss in a candy vinegar sauce with a secret ingredient (apple cider!) and a sprinkle of toasted pecans, dates, and chile flakes, and these are fairly near excellent. Serve them along with your turkey, or because the centerpiece to a nourishing veggie bowl within the weeks forward. Or in tacos (sure, for real!)

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