19 - Crispy Roasted Brussels

  
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📍 Introduction

Forget the bland, mushy brussels of your childhood. These sprouts are crispy, crunchy, delicate, & caramelized. Spruce them up with your favorite spices, or keep it classic & pure with just olive oil and salt.  

⚙️ Gear

  • Aluminum baking sheet: *Note: don't use nonstick because temperatures will be above 350° and may release toxic chemicals

  • Parchment paper or silicone mat (like this one

✔️ Instructions: 

  1. Remove outer leaves of the brussels (they are rubbery). 

  2. Slice in half, then into smaller slices (or buy pre-shredded).

  3. Toss in a bowl with olive oil & salt/pepper to taste .

  4. Spread over a parchment paper-covered baking tray. 

  5. Bake at 350-400 for about 20-30 minutes. 

  6. Remove, spritz with lemon (optional) & serve. 

  7. *Bonus Points*: for extra crispy sprouts, broil for one minute on high at the end. 

📝 Notes, Tips & Tricks: 

  • Don't crowd the brussels or they will steam and not crisp

  • Popular toppings & additions: bacon, herbs (e.g., chives, dill, flat-leaf parsley, thyme), cheese (e.g., parmesan), garlic, toasted nuts, breadcrumbs, sautéed onions or shallots, lemon juice, balsamic) 

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