Brussel Sprouts

I have actually been cooking a lot but have been very lame on the postings of recipes.  I made Brussel Sprouts last night.  It was quick, easy and really delicious. 

Vegetable oil
2 1/2 lbs Brussel Sprouts – cut in half
2 T. unsalted butter
2 T. light brown sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 T. cider vinegar

In a large non-stick skillet cover the bottom with vegetable oil.  Just cover the bottom no need to have any depth.  When the oil is shimmering, toss in the Brussel Sprouts to cover the pan, season with some salt and pepper.  Let the Brussel Sprouts stay over the high heat for about 2 minutes.  This should really brown some of them.  After about 2 minutes, give the pan a shake and toss around the sprouts.

Add the the butter and brown sugar and lower the temperature to a medium high heat.  Stir until the butter and sugar is melted.  Add the maple syrup to the skillet and continue to cook over a medium high heat, stirring occasionally for about 6-7 minutes.  The sprouts should start to really get browned.  After this, add the cider vinegar and stir in for about another 30 seconds.

Done.  A real sweet treat.  Might be good with some dried cranberries tossed in.