To serve 4 adults, from 29p each. See the full shopping list here.
500g brussels sprouts, 93p (93p/500g, Redmere Farms at Tesco)
2-3 small onions, 18p (60p/1kg, Growers Selection at Asda)
2 tbsp lard or cooking oil, 4p (39p/250g lard, Stockwell at Tesco or £1.09/1l vegetable or sunflower oil at Asda)
a pinch of salt and a little pepper, <1p
Warm your lard over a high heat on your small or medium hob ring until it starts to sizzle, then turn down to medium-low.
Peel and very finely slice your onion and add to the pan. Mandolin or finely slice your sprouts and add those too. Season with salt and pepper.
Cook on a very low heat for around 12 minutes, keeping everything moving around the pan so it doesn’t stick and burn. These can be kept warm or reheated but are best made right at the last minute and served immediately – I generally get this all sliced up and prepared ready, then put it on the heat as soon as the Yorkshire puddings go in the oven!
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