12 cups whole brussels sprouts
2 lbs bacon
Freshly ground black pepper
Fill a large pot with water, add pinch of salt, and bring to boil. Add Brussels sprouts and cook for about 8 minutes. Remove them from the heat, drain and then chill in the refrigerator for 45 minutes. Slice the sprouts in half when they have cooled.
In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until it is done. Discard all but 2 tablespoons of grease from the pan. Add the garlic and cook for a few minutes until fragrant. Add the sprouts and cook until heated through. Season with salt and and black pepper to taste.
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