Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are the most-maligned vegetable on television.  If there is a dinnertime struggle pitting parents against kids portrayed on TV, the battle will be pitched over a plate of Brussels sprouts.  Kids aren’t stupid—shrinking a head of cabbage to bite-size proportion doesn’t negate the fact that it is still cabbage.  I was only willing to try it myself because, once again, a friend had made some and I felt obligated.  She cut hers in half, then oven-roasted them drenched with olive oil, salt, and pepper.  That treatment will make most vegetables yummy.  However, I have also had them deep fried, and that treatment will make anything yummy!