In the midst of the hectic holiday season, I was asked to bring a side dish to a pot luck lunch we had at my sister-in-law’s place.
This was very easy to put together and it was a hit (with the adult crowd anyways). Children still have to learn that what is green does not always attack you.
750 g brussels sprouts, cleaned and halved
75 g pancetta, cut into small cubes (don’t use slices)
2 to 3 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
2. Spread the brussels sprouts on a baking sheet along with the olive oil, pancetta, salt and pepper and toss well with your hands.
3. Bake for 15 minutes then toss everything with a spatula. Continue to cook for another 15 minutes.
4. Take the baking sheet out of the oven and splash everything with balsamic vinegar and toss again. Adjust seasonings and serve warm.