Sprouts with chestnuts and bacon

PennyBy Penny  , ,   

November 29, 2017

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4servings


600g Brussels -trimmed

4 rashers of streaky bacon , chopped

100g vacuum-packed chestnut

25g butter


1Add the sprouts to a pan of boiling salted water, cook for 5 mins.

2Drain them then run under the cold tap to cool , then drain again.

3Heat a large frying pan, add the bacon.

4Gently fry it for about 10 mins until crisp and golden.

5Remove from the pan, drain on kitchen towel

6Add the chestnuts to the fat left in the pan and fry over a high heat for about 5 mins until tinged.

7Tip out of the pan.

8Add the sprouts to the pan with a splash of water, then cover and finish cooking over a medium heat for about 5 mins, stirring now and again, until just tender.

9 Remove the lid , turn up the heat, then add most of the butter and sauté the sprouts for 2 mins more.

10Tip in the bacon and chestnuts, season generously with salt and pepper

11Serve topped with the remaining butter


2 Reviews


December 19, 2017

bacon is not vegetarian – this is mislabelled

Kristina Small

November 29, 2017

Steve Foot