Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts
900g/2lb Brussels sprouts, trimmed
1 tbsp olive oil
6 rashers (slices) streaky bacon, chopped
1 x 200g/7oz pack peeled cooked chestnuts
30g/1oz/2 tbsp butter
salt and ground black pepper
1 Add the sprouts to a large pan of lightly salted boiling water, return to the boil and blanch for 2 minutes. Drain well and refresh with cold water.
2 Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the bacon and fry over a low heat for 5 minutes until crisp. Remove and set aside.
3 Add the butter and chestnuts and cook for 5 minutes to heat through gently.
4 Add the sprouts and cook for 5 minutes until just tender. Return the bacon and chestnuts to the pan, season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.