Brussels Sprouts Braised in Cream

Published November 1, 1995.

Why this recipe works:

When looking for the best and simplest Brussels sprouts recipe, we settled on braising, which produced tender, not-too-bitter, attractively green-colored Brussels sprouts with little fuss. Because braising in water was so successful, we tried braising in other liquids as well. Overall, the… read more

When looking for the best and simplest Brussels sprouts recipe, we settled on braising, which produced tender, not-too-bitter, attractively green-colored Brussels sprouts with little fuss. Because braising in water was so successful, we tried braising in other liquids as well. Overall, the tastiest Brussels sprouts we cooked came from braising them in heavy cream, a classic French technique for cooking vegetables.

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Serves 4

When buying Brussels sprouts, choose those with small, tight heads, no more than 1 1/2 inches in diameter, for the best flavor. Larger sprouts can often be trimmed of loose leaves along the stem and still be quite good; they cook best when cut in half.

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