Buttered sprouts with chestnuts and crispy bacon

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Buttered sprouts with chestnuts and crispy bacon
A classic Christmas combination and a must make.
 

1kg Brussels sprouts, trimmed

6 rashers smoked streaky bacon, cut into bite-sized pieces

200g vacuum-packed chestnuts

50g butter

Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, then tip in the sprouts.

Bring back to the boil and cook for 5 minutes.

Drain, run under the cold tap until cold and drain again.

Heat a large frying pan, add the bacon and fry until crisp.

Remove from the pan leaving the fat then add the chestnuts and fry over a high heat for about 5 minutes until browned lightly.

Tip out of the pan.

Add the sprouts to the pan with a splash of water, then cover and finish cooking over a medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring now and again, until just tender.

Uncover, turn up the heat, add the butter and cook the sprouts for 2 minutes more.

Tip in the bacon and chestnuts, season with pepper.

Serves
8

Preparation Time
15 minutes

Cooking Time
15 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Pork, Vegetables, Nuts

Recipe Type
Side Dish

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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