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rotornut 19th Dec 2014 21:14

I love sprouts! The British bomber crews used to be served them in WWII apparently because they contain vitamin C.

The_hippie 19th Dec 2014 22:02

Tomorrow is the deadline for putting your Sprouts on a rolling boil to ensure they're fully cooked for the 25th.

Fox3WheresMyBanana 19th Dec 2014 22:49

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.

Boudreaux Bob 19th Dec 2014 23:46

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)?:E

After all you Lot don't even fry that fine American Pate' we call Spam when you make a Sandwich out of it.

Fox3WheresMyBanana 19th Dec 2014 23:56

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

mikedreamer787 20th Dec 2014 02:57


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!

Gordy 20th Dec 2014 03:04

BB


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....... :cool: :cool:

sitigeltfel 20th Dec 2014 04:51

Industrial methane production........

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...ps28f057c2.png

probes 20th Dec 2014 05:09

see? Even a rhino knows they're good?! :E

Hydromet 20th Dec 2014 05:58


Could one use sprouts in making something akin to sauerkraut?
Yes, compost.

GGR155 20th Dec 2014 06:15

Sprouts in Jet Blast....

gemma10 20th Dec 2014 07:30

Nothing wrong with a good colonic irrigation. You lot dont know whats good for you :E

joy ride 20th Dec 2014 08:22

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.

Solid Rust Twotter 20th Dec 2014 08:41


Could one use sprouts in making something akin to sauerkraut?

Why not? Do 'em like you'd do pickled onions or make piccalilli.

Tankertrashnav 20th Dec 2014 10:03

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 :yuk:

Sprouts - I love 'em!

Go Smoke 20th Dec 2014 10:15

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.

Duckbutt 20th Dec 2014 10:33


Originally Posted by Hydromet (Post 8790695)
Yes, compost.



The perfect answer. Close the thread now!

Yamagata ken 20th Dec 2014 10:40

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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