Sprouts with chestnuts and bacon

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Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins

 600g Brussels -trimmed
 4 rashers of streaky bacon , chopped
 100g vacuum-packed chestnut
 25g butter

1

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

2

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

3

Heat a large frying pan, add the bacon.

4

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

5

Remove from the pan, drain on kitchen towel

6

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

7

Tip out of the pan.

8

Add 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.

10

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

11

Serve topped with the remaining butter

Ingredients

 600g Brussels -trimmed
 4 rashers of streaky bacon , chopped
 100g vacuum-packed chestnut
 25g butter

Directions

1

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

2

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

3

Heat a large frying pan, add the bacon.

4

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

5

Remove from the pan, drain on kitchen towel

6

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

7

Tip out of the pan.

8

Add 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.

10

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

11

Serve topped with the remaining butter

Sprouts with chestnuts and bacon

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