Buffalo Brussels Sprouts

buffalo brussels sprouts
Brussels sprouts have 3 grams of fiber per cup.  Keep your family eating vegetables with this simple appetizer.  These halved Brussels sprouts are coated with panko crumbs and Parmesan cheese, then quick fried. Serve with hot sauce and blue cheese dip.
Recipe By: Meredith Lawrence, the “Blue Jean Chef
  • Prep15 min |
  • Total27 min |
  • Serves 12


  • Blue Cheese Dip:
    • 1 cup sour cream, lower fat
    • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons chives, minced
  • Brussels Sprouts:
  • Hot Sauce:
    • 1/2 cup hot sauce
    • 1/2 cup butter, melted


To prepare the Buffalo Hot Sauce, combine the hot sauce and butter in a small bowl; set aside.

To prepare the Blue Cheese Dip, combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and refrigerate until the Brussels are ready.

To prepare the Brussels, bring a saucepan of salted water to a boil. Blanch the halved Brussels sprouts in vigorously boiling water for 2 minutes. Strain and drain well, rolling around in a clean dish towel to remove as much of the moisture as possible.

Fill a straight-sided sauté pan with canola oil so that it's about 2-3'' deep, and bring the temperature to around 350°F.

Place the flour and eggs in two separate shallow dishes. In a third shallow dish, or a zipper-sealable plastic bag, combine the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Lightly dredge the Brussels sprouts in the flour, then dip them into the egg mixture. Coat with the breadcrumb mixture.

Deep-fry the breaded Brussels sprouts in the oil until nicely browned. Remove from the pan and place on a rack or paper towel-lined plate. Allow the Brussels to cool slightly and serve immediately with the Buffalo Hot Sauce and Blue Cheese Dip.
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