Fried Brussels Sprouts, Chinese Sausage and Cilantro Sweet and Sour

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Contributed by: Chef Amar Santana

Your Thanksgiving Turkey might have to waddle out of the spotlight this year, thanks to Chef Amar’s best-selling Fried Brussels Sprouts recipe. Consider it a small token of our gratitude to you for your ongoing patronage and support. Happy Thanksgiving!

Fried Brussels Sprouts, Chinese Sausage and Cilantro Sweet and Sour

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Enjoy a new and flavorful way to eat brussels sprouts with your turkey dinner this year.

Ingredients:

Fried Brussels Sprouts, Chinese Sausage, Cilantro & Sweet and Sour1 lb Brussels Sprouts Trimmed and cut in half4 ea Sprigs of Cilantro4 ea Chinese Sausage sliced thin1 Cup sweet and sour sauce (see recipe below)1 qt canola oil (or a small home fryer)Sauce1 Cup sweet and sour (bought from the store)½ cup rice wine vinegar½ cup sugar½ cup fish sauce2 Tb. sriracha

Directions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients together and set aside.
  2. Set your fryer at 350 f, drop Brussels sprouts and Chinese sausage, fry for about 45 seconds, and drain the excess oil. Toss with the sweet and sour sauce, add cilantro leaves and serve.
  3. Chef’s side note: You can sauté the Brussels sprouts with the Chinese sauce together for a healthier version, but it won’t be the same – frying gives you more caramelized flavor.

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