I had a few slices of bacon that needed to be used up, so I decided to try something different with brussels sprouts instead of roasting them, which is what I usually do. The result was flavorful and awesome - we loved it!
3-5 slices bacon, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3-5 cups brussels sprouts
salt and pepper, to taste
Cut the ends off the brussels sprouts and wash well, removing any crusty outer layers. Drain well, then thinly slice and set aside.
In a large frying pan or wok on medium high heat, cook bacon until almost crispy. You want it a few minutes away from being done. At that point (don't drain the fat!), add garlic and cook for thirty seconds to a minute. Finally, dump in brussels sprouts and cook 3-5 more minutes until they turn bright green and just begin to wilt. If you cook them too long, they'll get soggy. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.