As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a fairly recent convert to Brussels sprouts. James, however, remains unimpressed by the humble miniature cabbage. The lovely man often buys a couple of pounds just for me though! I’ve been adding them in shredded form to my Vegan Pork Fried Rice recently, so I’ve been thinking a lot about a dish where shredded Brussels sprouts are the main feature. I discovered that many recipes start with frying up pancetta or bacon, then frying the shredded sprouts in the fat, so I gathered that a bacon-y flavour should work well. To that end, I made a big batch of my Chewy Vegan Bacon Bits and got started.
Sautéed Shredded Brussels Sprouts
- 1 lb. Brussels sprouts, trimmed and very thinly sliced (I used the slicer on my food processor)
- 1 white onion, thinly sliced
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1/2 cup (or more) of Chewy Vegan Bacon Bits
- salt and freshly ground pepper
Spray a large saute pan with oil and saute onions for about five minutes. Add Brussels sprouts and continue to saute for ten more minutes (stir regularly so they don’t stick). Liberally sprinkle salt and pepper over the top, then add the frozen peas and vegan bacon bits. Continue to saute until the peas are heated through!
I had some cauliflower Alfredo sauce on hand, so I tried the shredded sprouts with the Alfredo. Now, I normally love me some sauce, but I preferred the dish on its own. The simple spicing of salt and pepper was perfect!
Serve it as a side dish or a whole meal. I did give James a bit to have with his fried rice and tofu, but I ate the rest as my entire meal. It was delicious!!
It’s not a pretty dish, but it is VERY tasty!!
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