Sprout Tops with Bacon and Onion


Sprout tops with bacon and onion


  • 750g sprout tops, stalks trimmed, washed and large leaves halved
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 50g butter
  • 125g smoked or unsmoked streaky bacon, rind removed and cut into small cubes
  • salt and pepper


  1. Gently cook the onion and bacon in the butter in a covered saucepan for 4 - 5 minutes, stirring every so often, until soft. Remove from heat.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the sprout tops in boiling salted water for 4 - 5 minutes until tender.
  3. Drain, gently squeezing out any excess water.
  4. Toss the sprout tops with the onions and bacon.
  5. Season to taste.


Pairs well with cabbage as a jacket potato filling, with a bit of grated cheese on top.