This recipe is an oldie, but a goodie. It has become a Christmas tradition since I first introduced it to the table about five years ago now. I even suggested this year that I might make something different with the sprouts and my daughter was horrified so it looks like it’s here to stay!
The original recipe was one found on the BBC and I think it was by Sophie Grigson. It really is a good one and nearly enough to make even the most ardent of sprout-haters have a try. I say nearly, because even though he gave in and tried them, my husband still won’t eat this dish. I could get a bit self-conscious about the fact he refuses my cooking however my daughter and my in-laws wax lyrical about this dish so I am confident that it’s just him being a big wussy wimp!
I’d eat this little bowl of sprout heaven all year round, apart from the fact that I am only allowed to eat them once a year. Seriously. That’s all my husband can take. The smell of sprouts permeating from the kitchen is just for Christmas.
The recipe here serves eight but I usually halve it as it only needs to feed three adults and one child in my house and as it’s just a side dish, there’s plenty to go around!
Gratin of Brussels Sprouts
Place in the oven and bake for around 20 minutes, until the top is golden brown and you can see the cream boiling and bubbling. Remove from the oven and serve from the grain dish – taking care not to burn your fingers, that dish will be hot!
There’s nothing left to do but enjoy, and seriously, you will!