Brussels Sprouts Polish Way – Boiled with Breadcrumbs

Polish brukselka / Brussel sprouts with bread crumbs recipe


  • 1 kg fresh Brussels sprouts (ugly leaves discarded)
  • large pot of boiling water (salted and sugared to taste)
  • ½ cup of breadcrumbs
  • 125g /½ bar unsalted butter
  • sugar and salt to taste


  1. Boil Brussels sprouts in salted and sugared water until soft to your liking.
  2. In meantime in a small saucepan melt the butter combined with breadcrumbs, season to taste with salt and sugar.
  3. When Brussels sprouts are ready top them with breadcrumbs and enjoy.

Serves 4 people.


Brussels sprouts are very popular dish here in UK during Christmas dinner, often served while still firm and prepared with nuts, such as chestnuts, hazelnuts or walnuts and bacon.

I must admit I like them much better Polish way (maybe not the most healthy but my favourite way) and the most important my kids love them this way as well: boiled until very soft and topped with generous amount of breadcrumbs.

Looking for more fancy way to serve Brussels sprouts?

Why not to try Jeanne’s Brussels sprout gratin with cheese and bread crumbs…

or sautéed Brussels sprouts instead?

Your thoughts…

  1. What an interesting way to cook Brussels sprouts, and the topping with bread crumb and butter must taste delicious :-)

  2. I was going to tease you about the British urge to boil every poor veggie in sight, but…they look kind of yummy. Will your kids eat them this way?

  3. He, he, it is actually Polish not British way of preparing Brussels sprouts (we do the same with cauliflower, green/yellow beans and cabbage pieces as well)… and yes, kids love it this way, I think it is because of the breadcrumbs that are sweet and salty at the same time :)

  4. Oh those look delish! I adore brussels and can’t wait to try this soon.

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