Deep Fried Vegetables

Yes, I’m obsessed with Brussels sprouts. I know that some people are still on the fence about them, but they happen to be my absolute favorite vegetable… at least in the cruciferous family.  I can’t take them boiled though.  That’s where I draw the line. The only time when they should be boiled is if they’re headed for the fryolator.  But that’s it!

I pulled out our fryer the other day to make this recipe in celebration of the start of Chanukah.  One of my favorite snacks at our local bar are their fried Brussels sprouts.  And, lucky us, we got a bag of these beauties (as well as loads of sweet potatoes and carrots) in our CSA box.  It may not be a traditional dish to serve in honor of the holiday, but it certainly does the trick.

Happy Chanukah to all who are celebrating!

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Lauren @ Healthy Food For LivingDecember 10, 2012 - 7:15 am

What a fun way to get in your daily dose of veggies! I also adore Brussels, and typically roast the heck out of ‘em until ultra crispy… but I never thought to try them fried!

Rachel CooksDecember 10, 2012 - 8:01 am

Amazing! I could definitely eat a basket full of these :)

The 3volution of j3nnDecember 10, 2012 - 8:28 am

I really, really like Brussels sprouts and I am positive I’d like them even more deep-fried. Holy yum!

shelly (cookies and cups)December 10, 2012 - 8:30 am

So I am a Brussel Sprout convert…used to hate them, but recently am starting to love them..but I’ve only ever had them roasted! I seriously can’t wait to try this!

Sarvani @ baker in disguiseDecember 10, 2012 - 8:42 am

We have a lot of deepfried veggies, here in india.. we just dip the veggies in a batter of gram or rice flour with some spices — salt and if you want turmeric and red chilli powder… and teeny bit of water to make the batter of coating consistency!! absolutely delish and everyone’s favourite!!

Sommer@ASpicyPerspectiveDecember 10, 2012 - 8:42 am

Love the shots here Brian–The veggies look gorgeous!

Cookin' CanuckDecember 10, 2012 - 8:46 am

As a kid, I always disliked Brussels sprouts intensely, but that was because they were always served boiled. Sauteed, roasted, grated…I love all of these. And now I MUST try them fried.

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla SugarDecember 10, 2012 - 8:55 am

Oh my! I couldn’t think of a better snack right now. Yum!

Parsley SageDecember 10, 2012 - 9:25 am

We’re desperately trying to get brussel spouts into our regular diet but we don’t feel the love as much as you do…this is a new way for us though and it looks pretty promising :)

Bianca @ Confessions of a ChocoholicDecember 10, 2012 - 10:00 am

I’m a big brussels sprouts fan. Are you talking about the fried brussels at Local 149? :) Those are pretty awesome. I like how you threw in other veggies here too!

CarolynDecember 10, 2012 - 11:34 am

Fried brussels sprouts! I must try this…

Kiersten @ Oh My VeggiesDecember 10, 2012 - 11:58 am

I adore Brussels sprouts too, but I didn’t discover this until I was in my 20s. Because my mom would boil them. BOIL them! Like, boil until they were gray and mushy boil them. Oh, they were terrible. I’ve never had them fried before, but now I’m going to have to try it…

Jamie SchlerDecember 10, 2012 - 1:00 pm

For some odd reason my husband bought and made Brussel Sprouts the other day. Not so good. Maybe we should fry them next time. They look delicious! Happy Hanukkah, baby! xo

Alison LewisDecember 10, 2012 - 1:05 pm

love these Brian! Too good!

Becky @ Olives n WineDecember 10, 2012 - 2:55 pm

Holy moly – I love brussels sprouts! I’m sure I’ll love them even more if I tasted them fried :) This looks amazing. I will definitely be trying soon!

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RussellDecember 10, 2012 - 3:47 pm

Fried veggies?! Why didn’t I know this was a thing!? I love it. Yum!

Rachel @ Baked by RachelDecember 10, 2012 - 4:07 pm

I could totally get behind eating more veggies if they’re fried!!

Paula - bell'alimentoDecember 10, 2012 - 8:29 pm

You had me at brussels sprouts, and then again at fried. Brilliant.

Liz @ The Lemon BowlDecember 10, 2012 - 8:41 pm

I am such a sucker for fried Brussels.

Andrew FrishmanDecember 10, 2012 - 9:29 pm

MMMnnn. . . I LOVES me some vegetables, especially when they are deep fried!

Me encanta las brussel sprouts.

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the KitchenDecember 11, 2012 - 3:16 am

I have never seen a deep fried Brussels sprout but I have to have one now they sound so good!

Brooks at CakewalkerDecember 11, 2012 - 9:35 am

Seasoning these superb looking vegetables with cumin drew me in after the initial allure of the photograph, but the deal was sealed in using smoked paprika for the dipping sauce. Indeed, a colorful display of good cooking. Happy Hanukkah to you & yours!

JoanneDecember 11, 2012 - 10:48 am

There are very few things I’ll eat fried but I have to say I am deep-down convinced that fried veggies are actually good for you. Please dont’ tell me otherwise. Plus they are delicious! Love these.

WinnieDecember 11, 2012 - 11:33 am

Deep fried brussels sprouts! I may be able to convince the hubby to try them. He eats everything but those and lima beans. Can’t hurt to try! Thank you for the inspiration! Have a Happy Hanakkah!

MariaDecember 11, 2012 - 1:17 pm

Great way to get more veggies in the diet:)

DavidDecember 11, 2012 - 4:08 pm

That looks so good! Kind of similar to the Japanese version – tempura, which I love!
Good call to make it on brussels sprouts, must taste fantastic.
On my list…

SarahDecember 11, 2012 - 5:44 pm

For a holiday drinks party? This would be about the most festive thing I can think of. Give me an americano and a bowl of these, I’m in heaven.

Diane Foster SchmidtDecember 11, 2012 - 7:03 pm

OMG I would LOVE these :)

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Kare @ Kitchen TreatyDecember 12, 2012 - 8:12 am

Whoa whoa whoa. Deep-fried Brussels sprouts? That is absolutely brilliant. The simple dipping sauce with smoked paprika looks amazing, too.

Bridget @ Champagne FrostingDecember 12, 2012 - 2:54 pm

I am obsessed with Brussels Sprouts and these look amazing!! Yum! I’d take these over a slice of chocolate cake any day! And I too order them every time I go to Local 149, so good.

Angela Kline WindhamDecember 16, 2012 - 9:02 pm

as a southern girl we have tried tons of recipes for BS but never fried its awesome great recipe thanks,

Kathy - Panini HappyDecember 24, 2012 - 7:17 pm

These sound so delicious, down to the smoked paprika dipping sauce. :-)

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