Tuesday, 26 January 2016


Sprouts are a vegetable that you love or hate.  There are many stories about having to put the sprouts on in October so that they will be ready for the Christmas Dinner. 

Sprouts are not only for Christmas.  Below is a delicious recipe using this much maligned vegetable that provides a tasty alternative to 'fish on Fridays.'

1lb sprouts
1 medium onion
1 knorr vegetable stock pot
1pint of water (boiling)
2 tablespoons olive oil
3½oz crème fraiche
salt and pepper

Chop the onion, trim and half the sprouts

Gently fry the onion in the oil until it begins to
soften then add the sprouts. 
Cover and fry on gentle heat for 4-5 mins,
stirring occasionally

Add 1pt of boiling water and the stock pot
Cook on gentle heat until sprouts are tender

Blend the mixture using liquidiser or hand blender
till smooth.  Allow to cool slightly

stir in the crème fraiche
and return to heat until piping hot.
Season to taste with salt, pepper and nutmeg.


Alison said...

Good recipe for Lent. Nutmeg is a nice addition. Half fat Creme Fraiche is a suggestion.. no less in flavour and grated walnuts sprinkled on the top before serving

richardhj said...

Going to try that. I am going to be left "home alone" for the first time for years for a couple of days and that looks like something I would enjoy.