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Holiday Bacon Brussels Sprouts

10 December

Rarely do I use bacon, but it is the holidays and I know some of you must like bacon – this is really yummy!

½ pound apple smoked sliced bacon (Corralitos Market has the best, in my opinion)
¼ cup butter
2/3 cups pine nuts
2 pounds Brussels sprouts, cored and shredded
3 green onions, minced
pinch of sea salt, to tase
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until crisp. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons grease, crumble and set aside.
2. In the same skillet, melt the butter in with the reserved bacon grease over medium heat. Add pine nuts and cook, stirring, until slightly browned. Add the Brussels sprouts and green onions to the pan, and season with a scant pinch of salt and a good grind of pepper. Cook over medium heat until the sprouts are wilted and tender, 10-15 minutes. Stir in the crumbled bacon just before serving.

Serves 8

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