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Ayse Meze Fried Brussels Sprouts

Housewives of Frederick County
Ayse Meze's famous fried brussels sprouts recipe can now be made at home! They're just as delicious as you remember!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 3 people


  • deep fryer


  • 6 cloves Fresh garlic, I used 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 Jalapeno, minced
  • 1 cup Red wine vinegar
  • 2 ounces Honey
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 cups Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 5 ounces Brussels sprouts, trimmed & quartered, I used 15 to 20 medium sized brussels sprouts
  • 1/4 cup Italian parsley leaves
  • 1 tsp Capers
  • 1/2 ounce Walnuts, toasted & chopped
  • 1/2 ounce Currants
  • 1/2 ounce Scallions, sliced
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste


  • To make the vinaigrette, blend garlic, dijon mustard, red wine vinegar, hone, olive oil & jalapeno in a blender. Season with salt & pepper, place in a squirt bottle, and set aside.
  • Deep fry brussels sprouts for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove when edges begin to brown and curl. Toss in a bowl and season with salt & pepper.
  • Fry parsley and capers for 1 minute. Then add to brussels sprouts.
  • Toss in the scallions, walnuts, currants and dressing.
  • Serve immediately.
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