It's not been a brilliant year for Brussels Sprouts. I had a decent crop, but nothing remarkable. Some of the sprouts split, which I put down to weather conditions:
Some of the split sprouts looked reasonably OK, and were duly picked and eaten, but the worst-damaged ones were left on the plants. They have now "blossomed", by which I mean opened out, to become like little cabbages;
If left to their own devices, I'm sure these sprouts will soon produce flowers, but I'm not going to give them that opportunity.
I plan to pick them and cook them up just as if they were miniature cabbages.
They will need a bit of careful preparation, but I reckon there will be enough for a decent meal for two. Very brief cooking will probably be appropriate.
It's interesting how the four plants, each a different variety, have produced very different-shaped mini cabbages. The leaves of this one are very crinkly.
These on the other hand have very smooth, rounded edges.