Crispy Brussels sprouts and beans

A quick and easy side ideal for the festive season, these crispy Brussels sprouts are loaded with crispy beans and a squeeze of lemon juice for freshness!

Less than 30 minutes

Serves 6-8


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  • Glug olive oil
  • 1 packet (200g) streaky bacon, sliced
  • 4 slices rustic ciabatta or rustic baguette, torn into chunks
  • Salt and milled pepper
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 packets (200g each) fine green beans, blanched
  • 1 packet (330g) Brussels sprouts, blanched
  • Squeeze lemon juice



  1. Heat oil in a pan and fry bacon until crispy.
  2. Add bread chunks and fry until crispy and golden.
  3. Season and remove from heat. Set aside.
  4. Heat butter in the same pan and fry garlic for about a minute.
  5. Add greens, season and fry until crispy.
  6. Add lemon juice to taste.
  7. Serve greens topped with bacon bits and croutons.


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