Juke's crispy fried Brussels sprouts

A classic Juke Fried Chicken comfort dish you can make from home

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If you’re anything like us, you’ve been craving comfort food over the past few weeks more than ever. And if you live outside of Vancouver and aren’t able to order takeout or delivery from Juke Fried Chicken, fortunately, you can recreate their ever-popular crispy fried Brussels sprouts from home. 

It's often a rotating seasonal item at Juke, but because of Canada's abundant availability of Brussels sprouts, this versatile accompaniment can be made year-round as a side to almost any entree, or can be served as the perfect snack in a pinch.

Crispy fried Brussels sprouts

2 tbsp canola or grapeseed oil
4 cups Brussels sprouts, trimmed of stems and excess leaves and cut in half lengthwise
1 cup Preserved lemon vinaigrette (see recipe below)
½ cup crispy garnish of your choice, nuts, seeds, toasted breadcrumbs, crushed Ritz crackers, potato chips

Add oil to a large thick bottom frying pan over medium high heat.  Once oil is hot, place the Brussels, cut side down, in the pan. Allow to slowly cook on the sliced side until golden and crispy. (If the heat is too high, the sprouts will brown too fast but remain raw in the middle. If the heat is too low or you overcrowd your pan, you will simply steam your sprout and it will take forever to finish cooking without any colour.)

Once all the Brussels sprouts are cooked, toss with the vinaigrette to your taste.

Finish with any crispy garnish.

Preserved lemon vinaigrette

¼ whole preserved lemon, seeds removed
2 anchovy fillets
3 tbsp confit or roasted garlic
3 tbsp fish sauce
1 pinch chili flakes
¼ cup lemon juice
2 tbsp white wine
⅛ granulated sugar
⅓ cup olive oil

Place all ingredients minus the oil in a blender and blend on high speed until smooth and uniformed.

Slowly drizzle in oil while the blender is running to make an emulsified dressing.

Adjust the dressing to your taste, it should be a nice balance of salty, sweet, and spicy.

5-6 servings