FRESH PEARL ONIONS: Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Add pearl onions and cook for 1-2 minutes. Remove onions and shock in a bowl of ice water, to stop cooking. When cool enough to handle, trim the bottom of the onions with a sharp knife. Hold onion between 2 fingers, and squeeze from the top...onion will slide out easily. Toss skins
In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat. When finished, remove bacon and drain on paper towels. Cut into small dice
If needed, add a little bit of oil to skillet. Add pearl onions and a dash of salt. Cover, and cook over medium-low heat for about 15 minutes to allow onions to caramelize. Toss occasionally
Meanwhile, trim the bottom end of brussel sprouts. Cut in half lengthwise. Lay brussel sprouts face-down in skillet. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. Turn heat to medium, and cook for about 8 minutes. Turn brussel sprouts over, and cook for about 6 minutes.
Add bacon to skillet, and toss to combine well. ENJOY