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Pan Fried Brussels Sprouts (Serves 4)

Growing up Brussels sprouts was not one of my favorite vegetables. We always ate them steamed with a little salt and pepper, dipped in mayo. 

In the past few years, I discovered how tasty little green vegetables when I learned they could be oven roasted or pan fried. Now that I know other ways to cook them, Daddy and I love eating Brussels sprouts. Sometimes the trick to enjoying a vegetable is preparing it in a new way. Ingredients 1 Tablespoon olive oil 2 cups Brussels sprouts ¼ cup leek ¼ cup dried cherries ¼ Tablespoon butter Black pepper to taste Directions Rinse Brussels sprouts and cut of the base of each sprout. Remove any outer leaves that are yellowed or have black spots. Inspect to ensure there are no aphids or other bugs caught inside. If you find insects, rinse them out or cut off the affected portion of the sprout. Slice Brussels sprouts cross-wise into thirds.
Rinse leek. Cut off the base and the upper green leaves. If sand is caught inside, you may need to rinse the leek again. C…

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