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    Default Will they be ready for Christmas?????

    Being an avid radio 2 (and 4) listener, I took Terry Wogans advice and started off on a gentle simmer, our Christmas sprouts in mid June, a couple of weeks later than he reccommended.

    Now, the question is, with 18 people coming for dinner on the day, will these sprouts be ready, or do I need to come up with away of catching up the two missed weeks????

    Yours, a most concerned Piglet

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    Give them 30 minutes or so in the microwave - that might help The topping up is a real bind isn't it
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    That was terribly cavalier of you PW! I think your only hope is to convince your guests that al dente is the in thing this year.

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    You'll have sprouts Piglet but they might be smaller than will make portions for 18 people. To bulk them up I like them this way
    lightly boil the sprouts in chicken stock and drain well
    Sautee lardons and shallots in a pan (enough to make the bulk)
    Mix all together and serve.
    Nicer than plain boiled sprouts anyway. Well I think.

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    Sounds good Alice, I also do them with lardons and add walnuts and orange zest.

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    They're not done till they're pink in the middle PW. At least, they always were at school - and I'm sure they started them WEEKS in advance. Cabbage too. Well, a good boiling makes sure it's tender!
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    I know what you mean about the pink bits Flummery. As a child I was always convinced the pink bits were SLUGS that had been in the veg and cooked. Maybe I just had an overactive imagination.

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    18 people? That's brave
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