How can I reuse or recycle Brussels Sprout stalks/stems?
Long time Recycle This-er Lizzy has asked about “the big brussels sprout stalk thing”:
Any ideas for the big brussels sprout stalk things? Oh, and can you eat the leaves that are sometimes on top?
I think the easiest thing to do here would be to reduce in the first place – don’t buy sprouts in the first place, they’re horrible ;)
If you do insist on eating them though, apparently the leaves can be cooked like cabbage. I’ve had less success finding out anything about the stalk though… Other stalks in the Brassica family (like broccoli) can be eaten so it wouldn’t surprise me if you could eat them – just I can’t find any recipes for doing so. Anyone got any suggestions?
As for other reusing ideas, apparently chickens love playing with them – pecking off all the last bits of sprouts. Does anyone know if other small animals (rabbits etc) could nibble at the stalk too?
Any other ideas?