Thinking of fall and all I can think of is crunchy. Fall leaves crunching underfoot, crunchy conversations about the holidays and turkey, the popcorn's crunch while watching a football game. Fall also gets me going on all things food. I love this time of year. I love thinking about warm pumpkin quick breads with cinnamon. I also love the fact that the good old sprout from Brussels gets put in the spotlight.
Sadly, the outer leaves of the Brussel sprout usually are trimmed off to allow the more delicate tender leaves of the sprout to brown or braise. Well, what to do with all those extra leaves? Roast the heck out of them. Yes, turn them into chips. Roasted in the oven until golden brown, crispy and of course crunchy.
Get your crunch on. You can use any spices to liven up the party.
Remove, and let cool. See how golden they are. You can just pop them in your mouth.
Thinly sliced apples, chopped toasted almonds, chopped baby spinach, Cheddar cheese, top a handful of Brussel sprout chips. Go ahead add that crunch. Hmmm...I think I have something here. Enjoy!