The Perfect Pair: Fried Brussels Sprouts from Martha Restaurant in Brooklyn
Recipe Type: Side
Every ingredient has a perfect pair and owners of restaurant Martha in Brooklyn are a perfect pair, too. Recreate their signature fried brussels sprouts.
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Fish Sauce
  • Honey
  • Lime Juice
  • Chile Paste (Sambal or Sriracha will work in a pinch)
  • Crushed Peanuts
  • Pickled Jalapenos
  • Canola or other Vegetable Oil for frying
  1. Cut Brussels Sprouts in half, lengthwise.
  2. Heat oil in deep-sided skillet or pot (enough to cover your Sprouts).
  3. When oil is hot, carefully add Sprouts and deep-fry for 3-4 minutes, or until slightly charred and browned.
  4. While Sprouts are frying, mix Fish Sauce, Lime Juice, Honey and a touch of Chile Paste into a dressing. Taste as you go to see what ratio of ingredients you like best.
  5. When Sprouts are ready, drain in a colander to get rid of excess oil, then place in a bowl and toss with dressing.
  6. Garnish with Crushed Peanuts and Pickled Jalapenos.
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