Branch O' Brussels
Today I came across something I have never seen before (dollar bill for scale):
Brussels sprouts still attached to their stalk! In fact, before I saw this at the Farmer's Market, I sorta thought the little sprouts grew like mini-cabbages... something like this, but um,... like,... a LOT smaller.
This is a photo of a 75 lb world record-holding cabbage! (Woman's head for scale.)
I questioned a couple who was buying a stalk and they told me that the sprouts are much sweeter when purchased like this because the sugar from the stalk goes into the sprouts and that the small ones near the top of the stalk are the best. They said they remove the sprouts before cooking, but I thought it might be fun to baste the whole dang thing and roast it or BBQ it!
Gotta go. I need to research Brussels sprouts recipes. Suggestions accepted! Stay tuned.