When I met my husband junior year of college the only vegetable he would eat was the pureed butternut squash that came frozen in a block! Almost six years later, his Mom can’t believe he eats almost all vegetables! His favorite being brussels sprouts! He will eat them boiled, roasted, grilled etc! So I knew he would love this recipe!
They’re delicious and can even get the “ew brussels sprouts are gross” crowd to try these beauties!
They make a great appetizer or side dish, perfect for a potluck party too!
1 pound of fresh brussels sprouts
1 cup of panko breadcrumbs
1/2 cup of flour
2 large eggs
a pinch of s&p
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tbsp. oil of your choice
For the dipping sauce:
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt or lite sour cream
2 tbsp of ranch dressing mix (or you can make your own!! -see link below)
optional: I added a few shakes of hot sauce to this dip after taking pictures and it was totally worth it!
How to make it:
- Preheat oven to 400F
- Drizzle the oil onto a rimmed baking sheet, place in oven during preheat process, you want the oil hot!
- Get your set up ready, as you can see I like to put three seperate bowls in order of how I will dip: flour, egg, panko breadcrumbs. I try to work with two hands to keep my egg hand separate from my dry stuff hand–it never works out this way!
- Trim off a little of the ends of all of the brussels sprouts, cut in half if small, cut in quarters if larger.
- Boil just about 10 minutes or until starting to soften but not mush! Soak in cold water to stop the cooking process then dry off.
- Dip each piece of brussels sprouts into the flour first, coat well-shake off excess, then egg, then breadcrumbs. Really press the breadcrumbs into the brussels sprouts.
- When all are coated, remove pan from oven; it’ll be super hot! Place brussels sprouts onto hot oil CAREFULLY!
- Return back to oven let cook for 10 minutes
- Flip them over, cook for another 5-10
- Serve warm with the sauce on the side!
As you can see, my wine made an appearance in this picture on accident! My dear friend and I were having wine, together, in separate states 384 miles apart!
Click below for damn delicious post on how to make your own home made ranch seasoning!
Let me know what you think! Are you a brussels lover or hater?