How To Trim, and Prepare Brussels Sprouts For Roasting – Kid Friendly Things To Do .com

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What a beautiful side for your holiday meals! If you’ve never cooked with Brussels Sprouts, I’ll add a few pictures to walk you through cutting, and preparing  brussels sprouts! :

  • You’ll need to handle each brussels sprout individually, but don’t be intimidated by that – it goes pretty fast
  • Trimming, and Preparing Brussels Sprouts For Roasting
  • First off, take a sharp knife, and trim the bottom of the sprout. Cut the bottom off to the base of the leaves
  • Trimming, and Preparing Brussels Sprouts
  • Now, peel the loose leaves off of the brussels sprout, one by one
  • You may find some leaves with holes like this one, just discard those, and keep going until you get to the firm, and “hole free” leaves
  • Trimming, and Preparing Brussels Sprouts
  • Now, your recipe may say to halve, or quarter your sprouts
  • For halving the sprout, simply cut the sprout in half from stem to the top leaf
  • If you need to quarter them, take those halves, and cut each one down the center
  • To be sure  all critters have vacated the sprouts, soak the brussels sprout in a bowl of water for about 5 minutes
  • Drain the water, and rinse one more time
  • There you have it!
  • Preparing Brussels Sprouts To Roast
  • You’re ready to roast your brussels sprouts!
  • For this dish above, I tossed the prepared Brussels Sprouts, and fresh cranberries in olive oil, and sprinkled with salt & pepper.  I then, roasted them on a baking sheet at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes!

~Melissa –


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