Maple Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Thanks to Liz and Geoff for the inspiration for this one!
- 1 lb brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and sliced in half lengthwise
- 4 to 6 cloves garlic, whole
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp maple syrup (or honey)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 to 5 slices bacon
Preheat oven to 450°F (use convection if you’ve got it).
Toss the sprouts and garlic cloves in the oil, syrup, salt, and pepper, to lightly coat them. Arrange in a single layer, face down, on a bare, professional quality (non-warpy) cookie sheet. Cut the bacon strips crosswise into little ½-inch strips, and scatter the pieces on top of the sprouts.
Bake for 15 to 25 minutes, looking for the level of char you’re most comfortable with.