Looking for a vegetable dish that won't bore the family? How about brussel sprouts? How about evil diabolical brussel sprouts? How about a vegetable that DARES YOU to eat it?
All you need is a bunch of brussel sprouts
salt and pepper to taste
garlic powder (optional)
large black pitted olives (about one olive per 4 brussel sprouts)
Step 1: Wash and Prepare Brussel Spouts
Wash the brussel sprouts and trim the ends.
Step 2: Cut a Slit in Each Brussel Sprout
Cut a slit in each brussel sprout but do not go all the way through. Cut at most half way down.
Step 3: Toss With Olive Oil and Bake
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl, toss the brussel sprouts with olive oil (about a tablespoon for each 2 cups)
Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste or try garlic salt (yum!!!) and toss
Place brussel sprouts on a shallow pan and bake for 30-40 minutes, turning or tossing after 20 minutes.
Rest until it is cool enough to touch.
Step 4: Cut Olives Into Quarters or Sixths
While brussel sprouts are roasting, take out the large black olives, preferably pitted (or pit them yourself).
You will need about 1 olive for every 4 brussel sprouts.
Cut the olive in half and then cut the half piece of olive into thirds so you have about 6 olive wedges.
Step 5: Open Brussel Sprout Slit and Stuff With Olive Wedge
Open up the slit in the middle of a brussel sprout.
Take one olive wedge and place it inside and push until it is wedged inside.