Friday, December 15, 2006

Brussel Sprouts.

I posted this a long time ago somewhere but I feel that at this time of year I should impart my wisdom on y'all.
The correct way to cook Brussel Sprouts. Pay attention now, this is very impportant...

Heat large pan of water, copper bottom is always best, no matter what anyone tells you
add salt.
Add brussel sprouts when water is boiling.
Cook for ten minutes until sprouts soften slightly.
Mutter the words 'al dente' under your breath.
Turn off water.
Open bottle of chilled white wine, drink bottle of chilled white wine, watch film, have sex, whatever tickles your fancy.
Continue to ignore sprouts.
Drain water and throw sprouts away following day.

Absolutely foolproof.


Anonymous Bonnie said...

YOU, my dear, are a genius!! As a lifetime hater of brussel sprouts, I simply MUST try this receipe.

9:19 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Darling girl you are most welcome to take this recipe and clutch it close to your heart. I find-with a bit of tweaking- it works with all kinds of foods.

9:59 p.m.  
Anonymous eva said...

Brussel Sprouts are LOOOVELY.
I don't care what you say.
I'm hungry now.
And drunk. 3AM.
Maybe time to go to bed?
Oh no, still some wine in the glass and the night is young :)

3:05 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Well done Eva, a girl after my own heart!
Although you nuts if you think sprouts are lovely. Vile irony bitter mini cabbages that they are.

11:08 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did i mention after your orig post that my border collie LOVES brussel sprouts??... more than cheese, peanuts, venison hindquarters, whathaveyou. if you prepared this dish for him, you'd have his heart.
(i might lock the cats someplace safe though. too much temptation yaknow.)

6:11 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

What kind of self respecting dog likes sprouts more that venison? Either way, I stand firm, they are minging.
Right, must go, it's card night here and the booze is a flowing. I can scarcely see this fucking computer screen, let alone keep a poker face. Sheesh.

8:19 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn brassicas... they should go straight from the veg shop to the compost heap. Why be a middle'man', why waste the gas / electric?

10:17 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Why buy them at all? Why grow them at all? When I am Queen -and after the gum and thong bans- I shall outlaw sprouts and cabbage.

10:28 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There will be samizdat-style chewing gum thongs if you become Queen Taliban 1 of Ireland. You may take our brassicas... etc etc níl tír gan thonga...

11:04 a.m.  
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