Full disclosure: I never ate a Brussels sprout until I was in my 30s. Growing up, they weren’t something my family ever had. And let’s face it, back then they were served hopelessly overcooked in most households, thus earning the little cabbages the reputation as Child’s Worst Dinnertime Nightmare.
Luckily, we know better now. We know how to make Brussels sprouts to spotlight the flavor without rendering them gray and mushy. That means children no longer need to fear Brussels sprouts. Or feed them to the dog. Here are three kid-approved recipes to try: