Today I made something typical Belgian Grandmothers food: 'Choux de Bruxelles' and it was Delicious (tho I say it myself) .
Want to know a short cultural story of why it's called Brussels sprouts.
"Forerunners to modern Brussels sprouts were likely cultivated in ancient Rome. Brussels sprouts as we know now were grown possibly as early as the 13th century in Belgium. The first written reference dates to 1587. During the 16th century, they starts to have a popularity by the neighbors."
That's also a reason why we call them: Grandmothers food.
Take here to recipe to try it for yourself:
take a pot and boil water. Once the water is boiled you add the sprouts and boil them for 7-10 min. Once you can prick in at. It's done. Then you melt the butter in a pot. After the butter is melted add the bacon, it depends how many sprouts you have. But actually you make it by view. If the bacon is cooked add the sprouts and adjust some salt, pepper and nutmeg. Stir it and it's done.
Delicious with meat and boiled potatoes.