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Sprouts - a question

Old 19th Dec 2014, 21:14
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I love sprouts! The British bomber crews used to be served them in WWII apparently because they contain vitamin C.
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Old 19th Dec 2014, 22:02
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Tomorrow is the deadline for putting your Sprouts on a rolling boil to ensure they're fully cooked for the 25th.
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Old 19th Dec 2014, 22:49
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In other news, the mystery of the suspected WWII Biological and Chemical weapons dump in Winchester was solved yesterday, when site workers were bombarded by another thousand or so of the green 'bomblets' coming over the fence, which is behind the Winchester School refectory. Apparently the boys have traditionally disposed of their Xmas dinner sprouts in this way since 1394.

The site is to be concreted over,and a quarter mile safety exclusion zone imposed for the next 30,000 years. Alternative arrangements are being made for next year's dinner.
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Old 19th Dec 2014, 23:46
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Why do Sprouts get such harsh treatment....it is not like you Brits have very complicated tastes in your Cooking (sure cannot call it Cuisine can we)?

After all you Lot don't even fry that fine American Pate' we call Spam when you make a Sandwich out of it.
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Old 19th Dec 2014, 23:56
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In the UK, schools provide cooked meals at lunch; or in most cases, massively overcooked.

http://www.enjoy-how-to-cook.com/how...s-sprouts.html

Why does everyone hate Brussels sprouts? Well, it's a historical thing. There was a time when people felt that the only right way to cook a vegetable was to boil it until it was just about mushy. And for Brussels sprouts, that's a recipe for disaster.Brussels sprouts contain things called glucosinolates. They're compounds that actually have all sorts of health benefits, but have the unfortunate tendency to release lots of sulfur the longer they're cooked. The result? The taste of overcooked Brussels sprouts might remind you of rotten eggs.

So no matter how you're doing it, rule #1 of how to cook Brussels sprouts is don't overcook the sprouts!
The odor, according to a couple of the very old masters at my school was not dissimilar to WW1 (sulfur) mustard gas
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sulfur_mustard
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Old 20th Dec 2014, 02:57
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Tomorrow is the deadline for putting your Sprouts on a rolling boil to ensure they're fully cooked for the 25th.
Tomorrow is the deadline for stomping your Sprouts out of existence to ensure they're fully eradicated by the 25th.

Fixed that for you!
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Old 20th Dec 2014, 03:04
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it is not like you Brits have very complicated tastes in your Cooking (sure cannot call it Cuisine can we)?
I just spilled my vodka.......
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Old 20th Dec 2014, 04:51
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Industrial methane production........

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Old 20th Dec 2014, 05:09
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see? Even a rhino knows they're good?!
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Old 20th Dec 2014, 05:58
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Could one use sprouts in making something akin to sauerkraut?
Yes, compost.
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Old 20th Dec 2014, 06:15
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Sprouts in Jet Blast....
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Old 20th Dec 2014, 07:30
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Nothing wrong with a good colonic irrigation. You lot dont know whats good for you
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Old 20th Dec 2014, 08:22
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I like raw sprouts, and as they are effectively mini cabbages I see no reason why they would not make a reasonable sauerkraut.

How could anyone not like Sprouts smothered in bread sauce and onion gravy? Not only are they delicious but the gaseous emissions are profoundly musical and satisfying.

Sauerkraut: makes me think of Lionel Jeffries with Peter Sellers in a prison film called "Two Way Stretch" "Long Stretch" or something similar.
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Old 20th Dec 2014, 08:41
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Could one use sprouts in making something akin to sauerkraut?

Why not? Do 'em like you'd do pickled onions or make piccalilli.
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Old 20th Dec 2014, 10:03
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Loads of negative comments from the usual suspects on here. And this from a nation that eats pumpkins and even makes pies out of them

Sprouts - I love 'em!
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Old 20th Dec 2014, 10:15
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Not a Sauerkraut, but made a cracking slaw with raw sprouts a couple of evenings ago.
Grated a medium red onion, two cox apples and approximately 12 sprouts into a bowl.
Mixed a good slug of white wine vinegar with a couple large table spoons of mayonnaise and mixed the whole lot together.
Served with homemade turkey burgers topped with warm red onion marmalade.
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Old 20th Dec 2014, 10:33
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Yes, compost.


The perfect answer. Close the thread now!
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Old 20th Dec 2014, 10:40
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con-pilot is right. Sprouts are the personification of evil. Closely followed (imho) by cauliflower. 'Au gratin' is nothing but the wilful destruction of perfectly palatable cheese. Meh.
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Old 20th Dec 2014, 12:21
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well, there goes the ozone layer
Hmm...good idea! Contact your local loony Greenie rep complaining how sprouts wreck the Ozone Layer, create greenhouse gases that cause typhoons in the Flipperines, and that eventually the vegetable will be blamed by the NPCC for the ocean finally reclaiming the Maldives. No need to dig up supporting graphs - anything you make up will of course be readily accepted.

Bingo! No more evil little green balls from the Depths of Hell!
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Old 20th Dec 2014, 12:54
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My Grannie used to favour the WWI era practice of boiling sprouts to a grey green mush and then standing over me with her hands on her hips making sure I finished them off, terrible memories.
However the versatile sprout has been recognised as the tasty and beneficial vegetable it is, whether the Parisian sprout served encased in dark chocolate, or the Glaswegian sprout battered and deep fried in used chip oil, it is enjoying a resurgence.
Here in Dorset sprout puree is a favourite.


http://letsmakedeliciousness.*******...s-sprouts.html
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