Little green love bombs

Sprouts have been polarising opinions the length and breadth of Blighty since christmas was invented by Coca Cola in the 30s. At their worst they are horrid little bitter balls of moosh; at their best they can be horny little love bombs. Our simple recipe will help you create a unified table of sprout love this Christmas!

You will need:
Sprouts, 1 bag
1 pack diced Pancetta
1 clove garlic
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp rapeseed oil
Salt & pepper for seasoning

Core and finely shred the sprouts. In true Delia fashion you should get up at 5.30 on christmas day to do this, or if you are normal, do it on the day once full of fizzy wine.

Heat the oil in a large frying pan, a wok is a little easier for volumetric reasons, and add the pancetta. After some of the fat has rendered add the garlic and sprouts. Toss together for around five minutes or until soft but with a tiny amount of bite. We don’t want squishy sprouts here!

Sprinkle in the vinegar and season to taste. There we are. simple yummy Christmas sprouts. No colander required.


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