2 good handfuls of Brussels sprouts
30 grams pancetta, diced
1/2 a shallot, finely diced
large pinch of salt
pinch of pepper
you'll also need:
non-stick frying pan with high sides and lid
heat-proof slotted spoon
bowl lined with paper towels
1. wash your Brussels sprouts and pat them dry with paper towels. Cut the ends off, and remove any loose outer leaves.
2. fill the frying pan with about 1-inch of lightly-salted water and bring it to a boil. Add the sprouts, reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook the sprouts for 5 to 7 minutes, until they're just starting to get tender. Drain them, and wipe out the pan.
3. add the pancetta to the pan and cook it over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it's crisp to your liking. Remove it from the pan with a slotted spoon and let it drain in the bowl lined with paper towels.
4. add the shallot to the pan and cook until it's just starting to brown, stirring frequently.
5. add the Brussels sprouts to the pan, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat, and keep stirring until they're warmed through. Add the pancetta, stir to mix, then serve in a bowl. Yum!
I adapted this recipe from one I found in the magazine Woman's Day.