I'm always veganizing recipes that I love...so...I'm working my way
through all of the amazing recipes in Julia Child's
Mastering the Art of French Cooking...
...making a Vegan Version of each one...... sometimes successfully - sometimes not...Recipe Count 470/524 (from Julie's count)...but really 641

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

...Vegan Frozen Brussels Sprouts...

[Vegan Frozen Brussels Sprouts]

...I think these hardly need a recipe...but you have to remember that Julia Child was born in 1912...before even my Grandma...and freezers and pretty much all of the tools that we use daily in our modern kitchens were still pretty new (if they existed at all in the 1960s) when she was writing Mastering the Art of French Cooking...

...Julia says that we can "substitute partially cooked frozen sprouts for fresh ones in any of the preceding recipes, use half the amount of water indicated here, and cook the sprouts until they are almost but not quite tender, 3 to 4 minutes. (When you are cooking more than two packages, use two saucepans; if too many vegetables are cooked in one pan, the liquid will not evaporate by the time they are tender."...
...Julia says to allow the sprouts to thaw just enough that you can separate them...
...add them to the boiling water...
...with salt and vegan butter...and boil them slowly for 6 to 8 minutes until the sprouts are tender...
......then boil them rapidly until all the remaining liquid has boiled away...
...they were...of course...overdone...but they were still just fine...I enjoyed them...

Substitutions

Vegan butter...I used Earth Balance...

Recipe here...Mastering the Art of French Cooking (pp. 454-455)

2 comments:

  1. Haha, thanks for the explanation as I agree, you didn't really need a recipe for this one! Love, K

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    1. Hey K,
      ...yeah...a lot of the things she does are pretty dated now...but almost everything is good...
      Love,
      T

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