fried brussels sprouts in a skillet
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Easy Fried Brussels Sprouts

These Fried Brussels Sprouts are fool-proof and a perfect side dish to pretty much any meal. They're fried on both sides, then baked in the oven, so they're crispy on the outside but soft on the inside, aka the perfect texture!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: sides
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brussels sprouts
Author: Erin

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. brussels sprouts halved
  • 3 tbsp olive oil or more
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Heat oil in an oven-proof skillet (I like using my cast iron skillet). To cut the sprouts, chop off the end, then slice them in half length-ways, removing the outer leaves. Then, place the brussels sprouts cut side down into the skillet.
  • Fry sprouts for 5 minutes; then, use kitchen tongs to flip them over and fry on the other side for 1 minute.
  • Place entire skillet into the oven and bake sprouts for 8-10 minutes, or until they're to your liking. Add plenty of salt and pepper to taste.
  • If you have a favorite sauce you want to use (think: soy sauce, sesame oil, etc.), simply pour it into the skillet and the sprouts will absorb it.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

*Besides olive oil, avocado oil works too. You basically want a neutral-flavored oil so that it doesn't impact the taste of the sprouts.