Golden-Crusted Brussels Sprouts
24 brussels sprouts
kosher salt & freshly ground pepper
grated cheese of your choice (I usually use shaved Parmesan cheese)
1. Wash sprouts well. Trim stems and cut each sprout in half, discarding any raggedy outer leaves. Toss with a glug of olive oil.
2. Heat about 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Do not overheat the pan or the brussels sprouts will brown before cooking through. Place the brussels sprouts in pan, cut side down and in one layer. Add a pinch of salt and pepper, cover, and cook for approximately 5 minutes.
3. Cut into a sprout to test whether it is tender throughout. If not, cover and cook for a few more minutes.
4. Once just tender, uncover, increase heat, and cook until golden brown on cut side. Toss the sprouts once or twice to get some browning on the round side. Turn off heat and dust with grated cheese of your choice.