Sprouts à la mode

What is it with sprouts this year? The one time pariah of the Christmas dinner now seems to be the most fashionable veg on the platter. With a ‘monster’ variety of sprout expected to hit the supermarket shelves later this month because of the warmer weather, novelty chocolate sprouts apparently replacing the trend for chocolate coins,  and even a BBC Christmas TV Campaign starring none other than Sprout Boy, it seems we’re unable to escape the humble Brussels sprout at the moment.

Allotment Sprouts 1

Which is okay by us, because we love ’em! We’ve got a healthy crop growing on the allotment which we’ve already started harvesting, and what a fine-looking crop they are!

Allotment Sprouts 2

Admittedly, I haven’t been particularly experimental when cooking our sprouts so far. They’re delicious, but I tend to keep things simple; boiling them lightly and serving them as a side dish, but I know there are plenty of other things to do with them.

I may have to try something more adventurous next time – suggestions please!