Halve both the Brussels sprouts and garlic lengthwise.
In a small frying pan, heat butter and garlic on low heat with the cut-side of the garlic facing down. When the butter melts and the garlic becomes fragrant, add the Brussels sprouts, also cut-side down. Cover with a lid and steam cook on medium heat.
After 2 minutes, remove the lid, turn over the brussels sprouts, reduce to low heat, cover again, and roast for 3 more minutes. After they are done cooking, season with salt and pepper, briskly sauté, then serve.
Regarding the strength of the heat Brussels sprouts are easy to burn. In our home, we use an induction heating range. I gave the heat strengths as reference, but keep your eye on the pan and adjust the heat accordingly. A nice, crisp brown is good, but make sure it doesn't burn.
Story Behind this Recipe
Since Brussels sprouts don't do well in the heat, the season for them is late fall through winter. They are not actually the sprouts of cabbage, but are the shoots. There are about 50 to 60 leaves packed into them. I tried them raw, but they were too hard, so I roasted them. They have more nutrients than cabbage, and more beta-keratin, so they are classified as a dark yellow vegetable. Since I was trying them out for the first time, I wanted to prepare them simply, so I just sautéed them in butter. They came out even tastier than I expected, so I decided to share the recipe.
I leave the garlic in while I roast the brussels sprouts, but if you prefer not to, you can remove it before adding the brussels sprouts. Or, you can even substitute with garlic powder. If you're using salted butter, you only need to add a very small amount of salt. Enjoy the taste and aroma of the Brussels sprouts!