side dish, Side Dishes, vegetables

$2.50 and 30 Minute Crispy Brussels Sprouts

I’m all for some great restaurant crispy Brussels sprouts but for $8-10 dollars an appetizer plate, it’s just not financially sustainable. There’s got to be a way to get these delicious vegetables on the plate every night without breaking the bank. Good thing you can pick some up at the grocery store for $2 and in 30 minutes you can recreate that restaurant experience in your own kitchen!

Ingredients (2-4 Servings):

  • 1 lb of Brussels sprouts (yes, this is really how it is spelled…)
  • Avocado oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2-1 tsp rosemary (or any other spice you like!)

Tools:

  • 10″ Non-stick sauté pan
  • Medium-sized bowl
  • Cutting board
  • Chef’s Knife

Steps:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F.
  2. Rinse and chop a sliver off of the bottom of each Brussels sprout.
  3. Put the Brussel sprouts in a bowl and toss in oil, salt, black pepper, and rosemary until coated.
  4. Heat pan to med-high on the stove top, add the Brussel sprouts, and cook until slight brown marks can be seen, stirring occasionally (~5 minutes).
  5. Transfer pan into oven and bake for 15 minutes. Stir/flip Brussel sprouts after 7 minutes and add a little more oil if they look dry.
  6. Remove from oven and enjoy!

Total Time = 30 Minutes (10 minutes to prep, 20 minutes to cook)

Tips:

Step 2 – Some of the outer leaves might fall off when chopping the Brussel sprouts. Make sure to add the leaves to the bowl. Cooking these leaves will make your final product extra crispy and delicious!

Step 5 – You have the option to add more spices when you stir/flip the Brussel sprouts. Taste them and don’t be afraid to add more salt/spices!

Step 6 – For the truly decadent, you can drizzle truffle-flavored olive oil and sprinkle pink salt on top just before eating!

Cost:

  • 1 lb of Brussels sprouts ~ $2
  • Avocado oil ~ $0.25
  • Truffle-flavored olive oil & pink salt (optional) ~ $0.25

Total cost for 1 lb of Brussel sprouts ~ $2.50

Conclusion:

Next time you hear someone say, “you need to try [insert fancy restaurant name here]’s crispy Brussel sprouts”, you should respond “You need to try MY crispy Brussels sprouts.” Sure, they might be a little confused about your passion for your Brussel sprouts, but they’ll get over it after one bite!

As always, make informed food decisions. Know your ingredients, know your costs!

Brussel Sprouts with Wine

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