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Beer Batter Fried Brussels Sprouts -- No matter your feelings on brussels sprouts, it's impossible not to love these Beer Batter Fried Brussels Sprouts. Served with a blue cheese yogurt dip, you won't be able to stop eating these sprouts | wearenotmartha.com
Beer Batter Fried Brussels Sprouts
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

No matter your feelings on brussels sprouts, it's impossible not to love these Beer Batter Fried Brussels Sprouts. Served with a blue cheese yogurt dip, you won't be able to stop eating these sprouts!

Course: Appetizer, Side
Servings: 8 servings
Author: We are not Martha
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. brussels sprouts; cleaned, trimmed, and halved
  • Canola oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 tsp coarse salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1 egg egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup cold beer
Blue Cheese Yogurt Dip
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (I like 2%)
  • 4 oz. blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp chopped parsley
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add halved brussels sprouts and let cook for 7 minutes. Drain sprouts and wrap them in a clean kitchen towel to dry as much as possible.

  2. Pour canola oil in a deep pot so it's about 2" deep and heat to between 365-400 degrees. 

  3. While oil is heating, mix flour, cornmeal, salt, and cayenne in a large bowl. Stir in egg and beer.

  4. When oil is hot, work in batches to dunk sprouts in batter and carefully drop in the oil. Let fry for about 4 minutes, until they're golden brown. You'll likely have to adjust burner level to keep oil temperature in the right range. When sprouts are golden, remove from oil and place in a paper towel-lined bowl. Continue until all sprouts are fried.

Blue Cheese Yogurt Dip
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together all of the ingredients. Keep chilled until ready to enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Tips for getting the crispiest fried sprouts: