Deep Fried Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a great source of Antioxidants, Vitamin K, fiber and ALA, a healthy Omega 3 fatty acid. This flavorful low carb vegetable is a great side dish loaded with nutrients.

Serves 2

Prep and Cook time: 15 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 Lb brussels sprouts
  • Lard or bacon grease from properly raised pigs
  • bacon or pork belly chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • sea salt and pepper
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • balsamic vinegar to drizzle on top

Directions

1. Cut fresh brussels sprouts in half.

2. Place in a deep fryer with lard. Add pork belly or bacon pieces. Note: If you don’t have a deep fryer, sauté brussels sprouts and pork belly pieces in a skillet using lard, bacon grease, or coconut oil.

3. Deep fry brussels sprouts with bacon pieces 2 minutes or until golden brown.

4. Remove from the deep fryer and toss in a bowl with salt, pepper, and garlic. Then drizzle with balsamic reduction to taste.

Nutrition Facts
Servings 2.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 62
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2 g 4 %
Saturated Fat 1 g 5 %
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 2 mg 1 %
Sodium 19 mg 1 %
Potassium 186 mg 5 %
Total Carbohydrate9 g 3 %
Dietary Fiber 2 g 7 %
Sugars 4 g
Protein 2 g 3 %
Vitamin A 7 %
Vitamin C 64 %
Calcium 9 %
Iron 4 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.