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Fried Brussels Sprouts with Smoky Honey Aioli

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  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, stems removed and cut in half
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons flour
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • salt + pepper

smoky honey aioli

  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon bourbon smoked paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • If the sprouts are large, cut them into quarters. You don’t want the pieces to be too big and flakey because they will just hold oil. Toss them with the flour.
  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. When it reaches 375 degrees F, add the brussels sprouts to the oil in small batches. Fry until golden and crispy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the sprouts with a slotted spoon and let them drain on a paper towel. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Repeat with remaining batches. Serve immediately with the dipping sauce.

smoky honey aioli

  • Whisk all ingredients together in a large bowl until combined. Serve immediately.

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