I've never made anything like this before and they were delicious. I brought them to a party and warmed them up in the oven and the outside was crispy and inside wasn't soggy. The instructions weren't the clearest, but I kept the brussel sprouts in halves and just coated a and cooked them that way. I will make these again!
Brussels Sprout Beignets with Bacon Aïoli
- 1 pound Brussels sprouts
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 large garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 3/4 cup milk
- Vegetable oil
- Bacon Aïoli
- Chop 1/2 pound Brussels sprouts; cut remaining Brussels sprouts in half.
- Sauté chopped Brussels sprouts in hot olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 7 minutes or until golden; add garlic and crushed red pepper. Sauté 30 seconds. Remove from heat; cool.
- Combine flour and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl; whisk in milk. Stir in cooked and uncooked Brussels sprouts.
- Pour vegetable oil to depth of 3 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 375°. Drop batter by heaping tablespoonfuls into hot oil. Fry beignets 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain well on paper towels. Serve with Bacon Aïoli.
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