ROASTED BRUSSEL SPROUTS
Brussel sprouts, trimmed and cleaned
duck fat( bacon fat or clarified butter is also a great alternative)
salt and pepper to taste
Clean and trim off outer leaves of brussels,including the bottom stub and cut in half. In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil and add brussel sprouts for approximately 5 min. Remove brussels from hot water and place in an bowl with ice water. Once chilled, take brussels out and remove any excess water and place in a separate bowl. Heat a large sauté pan with fat of your choice and once the pan is smoking hot(literally) add brussels and arrange them flat side down. Keep still in pan and sear till golden brown. Toss with salt to taste and serve.
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