Pan Fried Brussel Sprouts | COOKTORIA

Fork-tender Pan Fried Brussel Sprouts ready in 15 minutes. It makes a perfect side dish for any occasion.

Brussel Sprouts on a white plate

This is my go-to recipe for brussel sprouts. It is super easy to make and ridiculously tasty! These Pan Fried Brussel Sprouts require just a few common ingredients, and they always come out very tender and succulent. Give it a try and you’ll be eating brussel sprouts more often.

I absolutely love cooking brussel sprouts on the stove. It takes minutes to put this dish together, and preparing the brussel sprouts in a pan creates just as wonderful a taste and texture. The sprouts get nicely caramelized on the outside while getting fully cooked and tender on the inside. YUM-YUM!

Main Ingredients

Brussel Sprouts. Make sure you buy fresh brussel sprouts. Look for bright green heads that are firm and heavy for their size. The leaves should be tightly packed.

Oil. Extra virgin olive oil is best for this recipe. However, you can use any other oil you like, if you don’t have olive oil on hand. Grapeseed, avocado, and peanut oil would work really well in this recipe.

Vegetable broth. This is what will make the brussel sprouts tender and succulent. Chicken or beef broth can be used instead.

Salt + Pepper. I kept the seasonings simple since this is a basic recipe. You can add some Old Bay, Cajun, or Fajita Seasonings for extra flavor.

How to Make Pan Fried Brussel Sprouts

1. Trim the brussel sprouts, remove dry leaves, and slice lengthwise.

Preparing the brussel sprouts

2. Heat olive oil in a large, heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat.

heating olive oil in the skillet

3. Place the brussel sprouts in a single layer cut side down. Fry for about 4 minutes, just until golden color appears.

frying brussel sprouts in olive oil

4. Season with salt and pepper. Add the vegetable broth and cover with a tight lid. Cook with the lid on for about 4-5 minutes, or just until the liquid disappears.

adding vegetable broth to the brussel sprouts

5. Stir and taste for salt. Cook for another minute. Serve.

Brussel Sprouts from up close

Useful Tips

Use a Large Skillet. You need to arrange the brussel sprouts in a single layer, so the skillet has to be large enough to fit them. I use a 13-inch skillet and it fits about 1 pound of brussel sprouts.

Add More Broth. If your brussel sprouts are rather large, you may need to use 1/4 cup more veggie broth to make sure they cook fully. Just pierce them with a fork after the broth had disappeared, and if they feel a bit hard, add more broth. Medium and smaller sprouts won’t require extra broth.

Use Fresh Brussel Sprouts. This is the main ingredient, so make sure you buy fresh brussel sprouts. When they…

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