Experience the incredible transformation of Brussels sprouts into a crispy and flavorful side dish. These roasted Brussels sprouts are perfectly seasoned, cooked until golden and crunchy, and finished with a delectable balsamic glaze. Get ready to savor the irresistible combination of crispy texture and sweet-tangy flavors.
Crispy Brussels Sprouts
- 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
- In a large bowl, toss the halved Brussels sprouts with olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper until well coated.
- Spread the Brussels sprouts out in a single layer on a baking sheet.
- Roast the Brussels sprouts in the preheated oven for approximately 25 to 30 minutes, or until they are crispy and golden brown, stirring once or twice during cooking to ensure even browning.
- Once roasted to desired crispiness, remove the Brussels sprouts from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes.
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (optional, for added sweetness)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a small saucepan, bring the balsamic vinegar to a simmer over medium heat.
- If using honey or maple syrup, add it to the saucepan and whisk until well combined.
- Let the mixture simmer for about 5 to 7 minutes, or until it has reduced and thickened to a syrup-like consistency.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Remove the balsamic glaze from the heat and let it cool slightly.
- Transfer the crispy Brussels sprouts to a serving dish.
- Drizzle the balsamic glaze over the roasted Brussels sprouts, or serve it on the side for dipping.
- Toss the Brussels sprouts gently to evenly coat them with the glaze.
- Serve the crispy Brussels sprouts with balsamic glaze immediately.
Enjoy these crispy Brussels sprouts with a delightful balance of textures and flavors. The caramelized outer leaves and tender centers of the sprouts combined with the sweet-tangy balsamic glaze create an unforgettable side dish that will impress your guests and elevate your meal.