Basic Brussels Sprouts, Boiled or Steamed

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    Vegetables from Amaranth to Zucchini

    By Elizabeth Schneider

    Published 2001

    • About

    Taste Brussels sprouts as they cook. Overcooking and undercooking are equally cruel to the tasty buds. Be vigilant. Because of the size range—I have counted from 12 to 96 (yes—mini-delicacies) to the pound—there is no general timing or accurate number of servings I can provide.

    Whole sprouts require slightly more cooking time than cut ones. Steamed sprouts need slightly more cooking time than boiled ones. One dry pint (about 10 ounces) of small-medium sprouts should generously serve two.