Aug 072015

These sprouts can be served as an appetizer or side dish.

Brussels Sprouts

1 pound brussels sprout, trimmed and halved
2 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 small red onion, diced
salt and pepper to taste
Red Pepper Jelly

Cook bacon strips in cast iron skillet or fry pan. When crispy, remove from pan and set aside. Heat olive oil in skillet and add onion. Cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Remove onion from skillet and set aside.

Add brussels sprout to the skillet and cook until crispy and cooked through, about 15 minutes. When sprouts are done, add the red onion, crumbled bacon and salt & pepper.

Microwave red pepper jelly in small dish. Add a little water if it needs thinning out. Serve the warm jelly as a dipping sauce.

Jun 242014

These shredded zucchini cakes are great for appetizers or as a side dish. The cakes can be formed into large or small patties depending on how you want to serve them.

Zucchini Cakes

1 large zucchni grated, excess water removed (Note: To do this, after you grate the zucchini, put the grated zucchini into paper towels and squeeze out excess water)
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup panko bread crumbs
sprinkle of ground nutmeg, about 1/8 teaspoon (optional)
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 clove garlic, minced
1 egg
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil

Combine all ingredients, except olive oil, in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Using a heaping tablespoon form the mixture into 8 patties.  Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Once heated, add patties and cook until golden brown. About 3-4 minutes per side.