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Panko Crusted Brussels Sprouts

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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!

Ingredients:

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!

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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!

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Click below for damn delicious post on how to make your own home made ranch seasoning!
http://damndelicious.net/2016/04/03/diy-homemade-ranch-seasoning-mix/

Let me know what you think! Are you a brussels lover or hater?

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