Why do so many people hate brussel sprouts ?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    they are nasty, i hate them. they taste horrid

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Because they are usually over cooked. The texture is altered and the flavour changed.

    Try them like this.

    Trim the sprouts, them slice thinly length ways.

    Peel and slice two cloves of garlic

    Melt 3 oz butter in a pan with1/2 pint of chicken stock.

    Once the water and butter are bubbling add the sprouts and garlic, cover the pan and simmer for 4 minutes.

    Remove the lid and turn up the heat stir the Brussels until all the water has evaporated.

    Grate a little nutmeg over the sprouts and serve.

    This is a gourmet dish.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Has nothing to do with EU regulations! The fact is that most people in England cook them to death - you end up with a soggy mess. Cook them whole, make two cross-wise cuts in the stem end, plunge into boiling water and take them out after max: ten minutes. My mother agreed my sprouts were better than hers, but continued to cook them à l'anglaise. Yuck!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Because we have a tendency to overcook vegetables, thus we loose the nutrients and we are left with this "shell". Steamed is the best way but u have to boil them then plunge them in boiling water for no more than 5 Mn ...they have to stay crunchy like carrots in stir fry

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  • 1 decade ago

    I love sprouts

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  • 6 years ago

    Most of the people who dislike them are fat degenerates who've been raised on junk. Their taste buds are numbed to real food. I'll take sprouts over a greasy burger any day, thanks.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Probably because their mother cooked them to death when they were younger at which point they taste really bad.

    I can only eat them if they have been cooked for less than 10 minutes!

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  • Roy
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    It has a lot to do with the way they are cooked. They also taste better if they are picked after they have had a frost on them. Of course, they do have a bit of a reputation...........

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  • 1 decade ago

    Because they are usually overcooked and taste horrible.

    If lightly cooked, stir fried in ginger, they are fantastic.

    Boiling them to death has a lot to answer for.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Probably because they have a rather strong taste, but if you put vinegar on them they are much more acceptable.

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