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!