Fried Brussels Sprouts

Fried Brussels Sprouts

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  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts
  • 2 large shallots
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 cups frying oil (peanut, canola, safflower)
  • 2 tablespoons minced cilantro (or mint if you hate cilantro)


  1. Trim the Brussels sprouts and cut in half lengthwise. Peel the shallots and slice thinly.
  2. Combine vinegar, water, sugar and salt in a small pot and cook over medium heat until reduced slightly, about 3 minutes simmering.
  3. Add garlic and simmer 1 more minute. Add fish sauce and remove from heat.
  4. Heat oil to 350ºF
  5. Fry the sprouts in batches, about 3 minutes each, transferring to a large bowl as they are done. Fry the sliced shallots, too.
  6. Pour the vinegar sauce over and toss to coat.
  7. Add cilantro last.

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