Festive Brussel Sprouts

What you need

  • 75g (3oz) wholemeal bread crumbs
  • 2 tblsp (1oz) sunflower, olive or corn oil
  • Zest from the skin of 1 lemon
  • 2 tblsp of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 kg (2lb 4oz) Brussel sprouts
  • Black pepper

How to make it

  1. In a large frying pan, warm the oil over a medium heat and and stir in the breadcrumbs until coated.
  2. Fry for 5 minutes or so, stirring occasionally, until golden in colour.
  3. Remove from the heat, stir in the zest from the lemon, the chopped parsley and season with black pepper.
  4. Prepare the sprouts by removing outside leaves.  Boil or steam until tender but still firm.  About 5-10 minutes.
  5. Place the sprouts in a warmed serving dish, sprinkle with the warm crumbs and serve immediately.  
  6. Note:  Topping can be prepared a little ahead of time.  Allow to cool place in a sealed plastic container and then re-warmed in a frying pan just prior to serving 

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