Brussel sprouts are a staple in our house. My kids will steam them in the microwave from the blanched frozen bags from our garden. They love them with a little butter and salt. So when we run out of our homegrown and I am forced to buy them they are usually larger than ours as we like the baby sprouts and pick them early. When I do buy them I tend to roast them rather than steam them which is what I did tonight. Ribs, brussel sprouts and homemade applesauce (we made in the fall and froze). As my 9 year old son put it “this is a perfect dinner”.
Clean and wash the brussel sprouts, cut the ends off and cut them in half, mix them in a bowl with just enough olive oil to make them a bit shiny and sprinkle them with sea salt, pepper, and a little garlic powder. Lay them on a foil lined baking sheet and bake them approximately 30 minutes until they are tender in the middle. We like them a little crispier on the outside so I leave them in until they are browned.
Pieces will break off when cutting them and I put them in the bowl and on the sheet anyway as the kids eat them as little brussel sprout chips.