Photo: Ryan Liebe; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl 
Hands-on Time:
12 Mins
Total Time:
28 Mins
Serves 8 (serving size: about 1 cup sprouts and about 1 1/2 tablespoons shallots)

This recipe takes richness to a new level with the crunchy fried topping. Slow-frying allows the shallots to brown and crisp evenly without any burned pieces.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a small, heavy skillet over medium heat. Add 1/2 cup oil; heat until oil is shimmering and oil bubbles around a shallot piece that's dropped into it. Add shallots to pan; slow-fry for 10 minutes or until browned and crispy, stirring occasionally. Remove shallots with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Sprinkle shallots with 1/8 teaspoon salt.

Step 2

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil; swirl to coat. Add Brussels sprouts; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with pepper and remaining 5/8 teaspoon salt; sauté 8 minutes or until lightly browned on edges. Reduce heat to low; cook 2 minutes or until tender. Stir in lemon juice; sprinkle with shallots.

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