Pan Fried Brussel Sprouts
In my house, we often have leftover boiled vegetables in the fridge. Plain, unseasoned Brussel sprouts aren't bad and make an okay snack when you're bored. However, for meals, I prefer a more seasoned dish. When you have precooked vegetables, adding flavor is easy - oil, salt, and spices do wonders. Pan fried Brussel sprouts is a quick way to prepare a boring vegetable.
First, you start out with some cooked Brussel sprouts. Raw, fresh Brussel sprouts come with stems, so they're quite a lot of work. I used frozen Brussel sprouts that had already been thawed and cooked.
Cutting the Brussel sprouts in half helps them cook faster and brown better by increasing the surface area. I had few enough Brussel sprouts to slice individually, but if you want a faster method, you could try cutting them like cherry tomatoes.
Finally, all you have to do is toss them into a pan with some oil and spices. I usually cook the oil and spices alone for a bit to toast the spices and add flavor. Since the Brussel sprouts are already cooked, you don't need to fry them for very long before you get a tasty vegetable dish.
- 2 cups of brussel sprouts, halved
- 1 teaspoon of oil
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- ¼ teaspoon of basil
- Heat up the oil in a pan over medium heat.
- When the oil is hot, add the basil, and cook for ~30 seconds to toast the spices.
- Add the brussel sprouts. Cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Season to taste.
Pan Fried Brussel Sprouts Nutrition Facts
Calorie count is quite low because Brussel sprouts only have ~40 calories a cup. I like to have my Brussel sprouts with a few eggs to make a complete meal.
|Amount Per Serving|
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5.1g
Saturated Fat 0.8g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Total Carbohydrates 16.0g
Dietary Fiber 6.6g
Vitamin A 26%
Vitamin C 248%
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