Brussel Sprouts are for the cool kids

I feel like people give brussel sprouts a bad name. I think I blame tv for this actually.

But, I actually like these bad boys. I mean it doesn't hurt that I sprinkled them with truffle salt and gruyere cheese right?

Answer = no.

I've never made brussel sprouts before and they are super easy. Although I honestly didn't do much research on ways to do it. Or for that matter the best way to trim these suckers up. What can I say? I live on the edge people.

Also! I've never skillet'd up some gnocchi. Now, I'm quite sure that I didn't make this to the best possible degree, but I honestly don't care. I did it my way and it worked.

So here it goes.
  • Heat a bit o' butter in the skillet. Toss in your gnocchi. As much as you want for one person.... be your own judge. Turn them around often so they get evenly browned-ish. This should be about 4-5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  • Boil some water for your brussel sprouts. Once the water is all hot and bothered, toss in your trimmed and quartered sprouts. They will look oddly pretty as they dance around in that pot. It'll be great. These take like 5 minutes. I have no idea how to tell when they are done. I just waited for them to look a great shade of green and a little bit softer than before.
  • Back in your skillet. Toss in your cut up bacon. Crisp that up and get rid of nearly all the grease... but save a little teeny tiny bit of it. It'll be great flavor.
  • Now, toss your drained and cooked brussel sprouts, gnocchi, and bacon in the pan. Shake it around a bit. Add in like 1/2 tsp of truffle butter and let it melt all over the business. Also, stop salivating at how good your meal looks. Really.
  • Put all the skillet awesome-ness on a plate. Sprinkle with truffle salt - yep, we are THAT fancy tonight. Yep, I know it's a Tuesday. 
  • Almost done.... just sprinkled some shaved / grated / whatever gruyere cheese on top. I'm not the cheese police.... so use as much as you want. But if you are me, you'll remember that you are going to Miami Beach in a few months. 
But if you are also me, you probably shouldn't have put multiple types of truffle, bacon, and carb in one dish. Whatever. I'll think about cutting back on the truffles but not the bacon.

And. That's. It.

Shopping List
2 pieces of Good Bacon... and I mean it. Buy the good stuff.
Brussel Sprouts
Truffle Salt
Black truffle butter
Gruyere cheese

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