Sprout Skewers-Gourmet Meals for Less

Sprout Skewers-Gourmet Meals for Less
At the Kid's Table Series
8-10 Skewers 

Ingredients:

1 carton fresh brussels sprouts
6-8 slices of bacon of choice
olive oil
kosher or course salt
skewers (can be metal or bamboo)

Directions:

If you are using wooden skewers, soak them for 20 minutes in water to prevent them from scorching.  Place top rack in top third of oven.  Preheat oven to 400°.  Wash and trim off ends of brussels sprouts.  Remove any outer leaves that are loose.  Cut each sprout in half, unless they are very small than you can leave them whole.  Set aside.  Remove bacon from package and cut into 1/2 inch squares.  Alternating between sprouts and bacon add onto skewers.  You will to double over the bacon threading though the piece twice.  Be sure to leave a little space between each sprout and bacon piece. 

After you have lined up all of the skewers on cookie sheet.  Lightly brush each skewer with olive oil.  You will not need to use too much as the bacon will help keep the sprouts from drying out.  Sprinkle skewers with a small amount of salt.  The bacon is salty so do not add too much.  Place skewers on top rack of oven for approximately 30 minutes, turning once during cooking.  You will know skewers are ready when sprouts are soft to the touch but not still a little firm and look roasted.  Bacon should also be completely cooked through.