Sesame and Ham Sprouts

Gary Rhodes spruces up sprouts with cubes of cooked ham and a sprinkling of toasted sesame seeds
By Gary Rhodes
Sesame and Ham Sprouts
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 100 g cooked ham
  • 450 g small brussels sprouts
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp butter
  • salt and black pepper


1. Cut the ham into 5mm dice and chill until needed.

2. Remove any damaged outside leaves from the sprouts, before halving each one. Cook in a large saucepan of rapidly boiling salted water for a few minutes until tender, but still with the slightest of bites. Drain in a colander.

3. While the sprouts are cooking, heat a non-stick frying pan and add the sesame seeds. Cook on a medium heat for 1-2 minutes, and cook the seeds to a golden brown colour. Remove the seeds from the pan. Add the sesame oil to the pan, along with the butter, and warm the ham in the bubbling butter and oil.

4. Tip the drained sprouts into the pan. Increase the heat and fry for 1-2 minutes; season with salt and pepper. To finish, top with the roasted sesame seeds.

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