Grapes of the Earth.... that's what I call these green leafy balls that grown on a stalk.
I was in Trader Joe's the other day (my favorite store) and they had a special for a GIANT organic brussel sprout stalk for $3.99. I just could not resist the price and the taste. Now you might be thinking.... brussel sprouts, what's the big deal here? They are just miniature cabbage balls and biting into them is like eating compacted leaves with a bit of a bitter after taste. Well.... if that's your experience with brussel sprouts, I am about to introduce to you a simple and quick recipe for these under dogs that will beckon you for more.
I could easily pick these brussel sprouts off the stalk and munch on it instead of a bag of chips. That's how much I love these!
Roasting the brussel sprouts in a basting of olive oil, kosher salt and freshly ground pepper turns this hard dense cabbage into a mysteriously caramelized outside and creamy on the inside. Your kids will love to pick at this, right off the stalk making it a fun hand to mouth snack.