Sonoma Modern American Apple Smoked Bacon Braised Brussel Sprouts Serves 6
1 # brussel sprouts cut in ½ 1/3 # apple smoked bacon cut in 1/8" strips crosswise ½ onion diced ½ fennel bulb diced 1 T chopped garlic 1 T pepper flake ½ cup white wine 3 cups chicken stock salt and pepper 4 T butter 1 T chopped parsley ½ T chopped savory Render bacon in a medium size pot, until crisp. Add onion & fennel. Cook until tender. Add garlic & flake. Cook 30 seconds. Add sprouts & stir. Add wine & cook for 3 minutes. Add stock & a little seasoning. Simmer until sprouts are tender. About 15 minutes. Cool if preparing a head of time or add butter & herbs. Season. Serve as side dish for the holidays, with seafood or braised meats. Enjoy!!!!!