Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Guest Post: Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Potato


I recently started tweeting with Marc from the Netherlands he has a fun food blog that often features the families adorable bunny rabbits and his kids in the Kitchen. I couldn't resist asking him for a guest post on a Dutch recipe. As I am always so eager to learn new recipes from around the world!
Be sure to check out his blog Grill Adventures by BroadcastMarc

Last week I was asked by Rebecca to do a guest post about traditional “Dutch” food

I'm 43 years old dad, father of 2 boys,and husband of a lovely wife.
I like to photograph,cooking and grilling year to cook with the kids.
I start the blog  in april 2010 after reading about outdoor cooking.
We love to do things outdoor and enjoying it very much, and will share this adventure with other people around the world.

In the Netherlands we eat a lot of potatoʼs with all kind of vegetables, like
fennel,cauliflower,leek and off course Brussels-sprouts.

Now this is a typical “Dutch” healthy dish.Itʼs full of vitamins.

I made a nice stew of the Brussels-sprouts with potato and bacon.


Ingredients for 4 persons. 

  • 500 gr Brussels-sprouts 
  • 500 gr potatoʼs 
  • 250 gr bacon 
  • 1 tsp nut meg 
  • sea salt to taste 

  1. Cut off the end of the sprouts,and peel off the brown leafʼs and rins them in clear 
  2. water. 
  3. Peel the potatoʼs and cut them in 2 parts. 
  4. Cook the potatoʼs with a pinch of sea salt. 
  5. Do the same with the sprouts. 
  6. Make sure that you cook the sprouts not too long....if you do, the sprouts are gonna 
  7. smell awefull (sulfurous odor).(Thatʼs why children mostly not like sprouts) 
  8. In the meanwhile bake the bacon. 
  9. Put everything together in a large bowl and mix well... 



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  1. Hello Marc, nice to meet you, a lovely dish..we love brussel sprouts and my hubby would the addition of bacon with potaotes..


  2. I remember being offered this dish once made by a German friend and loving it! Brussel sprouts and bacon seem like such a perfect match.

  3. That is a wonderful way to disguise brussel sprouts :) It would be wonderful to catch up when you are in Melbourne :)

  4. it must be my day for all things dutch. i met with two lovely dutch people today and spent a nice few hours talking about dutch food and culture. i then get an email from a (not dutch) friend who is in the netherlands for a vacation. and now this. wonder whats next on my dutch day :)

  5. I have to admit I am a little bit wary of brussels sprouts. I have bad childhood memories of them, don't know how my mom used to make them but they were awful! Maybe with the bacon and potato they would be more tolerable! ;)

  6. What a simple and satisfying side dish! I love Brussels sprouts :)

  7. Nice recipe for Brussels. I have had them w/ bacon and love the addition of potatoes. Nice to meet you Marc.

  8. What a combination! I am still trying to convince my husband to try brussel sprouts; this reciep might be the answer.

  9. Awesome post. Now can we get Marc to post a recipe for bitteballs (?sp), that addictive potato bar snack I had whilst in Netherlands a few years ago?

  10. Hello Marc, nice to meet you and awesome dish. I love Brussels sprouts

  11. What a great post! I love this recipe and will try it myself!

  12. What a fun blog you have Marc! This sounds like a wonderful combination and we love Brussels sprouts here.

  13. Hello Marc,nice to meet...lovely dish..hapi new yr!

  14. Wow, mixing the veggies is totally new to me! I love this idea!

  15. Lovely to meet you, Marc. I love Brussels sprouts but never thought of making a stew out of it. Looks wonderful and something I will try.

  16. HI all will be sure to pass your the comments to Marc, always on the hunt for fun recipes for us all lol

  17. Thanks for all the comments..really appreciate it! @DOC i'll try to make a "bitterbal" recipe for you guys LoL..



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