Pan-Fried Brussels Sprouts
These pan-fried brussels sprouts are easy to make, taste great and are the ultimate side for Thanksgiving, Christmas and most main meals.
Many Moons Ago…
I can’t believe I used to dislike Brussels sprouts. I never thought in a million years that I would like them…but now, I LOVE them! To be honest, I think I’m addicted to them. Every time I go to the store, I cannot resist buying a bag. My family have had them several times last week, and twice already this week (and it’s only Thursday!)
Multiple Ways of Cooking…
Due to the fact that I spend hours in the kitchen cooking and baking everyday, I am always trying to find the best way of making recipes, whilst making them super easy and quick for you guys (as well as myself).
I have recently bought an air-fryer which I adore. I don’t know why it took me so long to invest in one, because it’s absolutely amazing and I highly recommend one to you all. So, I have made these beauties in the air-fryer by simply coating them in some melted butter, air frying them until they are crispy, then seasoning them with salt, pepper and of course, a drizzle of the lemon juice. However, I know not everyone has one of these, so I wanted to post this pan-fried recipe (since everyone has a frying pan, or at least they should).
What You Need…
Just 6 simple ingredients is what you need to make this side dish.
- Brussels sprouts – trimmed and halved lengthwise.
- Unsalted Butter – I always have unsalted butter on hand. However, if you only have salted butter, then just season the pan-fried brussels with a little salt at the end (you don’t want them too salty).
- Garlic – I go the lazy route and buy already-minced garlic as it’s readily available for when I need it, saves me time in the kitchen and doesn’t make my fingers smell.
- Lemon Juice – You simply cannot have these without the lemon juice. This ingredient ensures the brussels don’t have a bitter aftertaste, and don’t worry it doesn’t make them sour at all.
- Salt & Black pepper – standard seasonings, adjust the quantites to suit your taste buds.
Add A Little Extra…
- SPICE – Add one red chili pepper, finely diced, in step 4 after flipping them over.
- MEAT – Add some chopped bacon and pancetta in step 2, and cook it until it’s nearly cooked through, before adding the brussels to the pan.
- CHEESE – Some freshly grated parmesan adds a nice little finishing touch in step 6.
- SEEDS / NUTS – Lightly toasted sesame seeds or almonds (halved) give a little crunch and bring out the “nutty” flavour of the brussels.
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Lemon Butter Roast Chicken (works perfectly with this side)
Pan-Fried Brussels Sprouts
- 450g (1 lb) Brussels sprouts trimmed and halved lengthwise
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 tsp garlic minced
- ½ tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- In a saucepan, boil Brussels sprouts for 3 minutes. Drain and pat dry.
- In a large skillet, over a medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the garlic and stir it around the pan for 30 seconds.
- Add the brussels, cut side down, and cook for 3-4 minutes, until browned.
- Flip them over with tongs, and continue to sauté for 2-3 more minutes, until the brussels can be pierced with a fork.
- Take them off the heat.
- Pour the lemon juice over them. Season with salt and pepper, then toss well.
- Serve & Enjoy!
Net Carbs: 5.5g
Please note, I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional information for this recipe is provided for informational purposes only. I aim to provide the most accurate information possible, but I advise you calculate the nutritional information yourself using your favorite nutrition calculator.