Veggies are better fried – and theses ranch seasoned fried brussels sprouts prove it! A combination of ranch-inspired dried herbs make these pan-friend sprouts an amazing appetizer or side dish that’s paleo and Whole30 compliant. Especially delicious dipped in buffalo sauce!
My sister is here visiting us this summer. It’s been pretty awesome to say the least.
I love everything about having my sister here – our shared sense of humor making fun of our dad and doing SNL impressions, our friendly banter back and fourth about her annoyances with my unorganized cabinets and my annoyance with her taking forever to get ready for the day, and our shared love of Johnny Cash, Fleetwood Mac, and AC/DC. It’s sisterly love to the core.
However, her s’mores consumption every single night is a little extreme…
Yes, she slams at least 3 s’mores a night. I guess you can when you’re 22 years old and look amazing, but it’s kind of mean to catch her outside after the kids go down, roasting up the marshmallow in our fire pit and smiling ear to ear as I sip on kombucha.
Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t deprive myself from treats like this – I’ll partake every once in awhile, but s’mores are too, my weakness. Being tempted every night is just mean. So instead, I’ll fry veggies. Let me explain…
I love me some brussels sprouts (roasted, grilled, or boiled – doesn’t matter), but when I learned how to pan fry them, WOAH. It was like eating junk food, but not. Double WOAH to the fact I can make these ranch seasoned fried brussels sprouts in minutes, thanks to Ocean Mist Farms Season & Steam microwaveable vegetable packages. In layman’s terms: brussels sprouts that don’t take forever to cook are my BFF.
These ranch seasoned fried brussels sprouts are paleo and Whole30 compliant and coated with a mixture of DIY dried herbs, almond flour, and tapioca flour, then pan-fried in coconut oil. E-A-S-Y. But the magic here is the ease of cooking the sprout halves in Ocean Mist Farms Steam & Season bags so they are steamed in four minutes flat, then fried to perfection. Because here’s the deal, if you try to fry these without cooking them a bit first, you’re going to get some inedible, hard sprouts. Then you’ll probably hate me. And then because you hate me, you’ll hate my sister. And that would be sad, because she’s awesome. So steam ’em first people!
I’m 110% obsessed with Ocean Mist Farms’ award-winning microwavable steam packages because it makes dinnertime sides like this SO easy and time-efficient. And it’s not just brussels sprouts! Other Season & Steam products include artichokes, sweet baby broccoli, as well as three brussels sprouts items: SuperShreds SuperFood®, Quick Cook Sprouts® and whole brussels sprouts.
I’m not saying you NEED to fry veggies, but if you’re sister is in town and you’re kind of living it up, why not add a crunchy exterior full of flavor to your sprouts? I mean, sometimes you gotta live a little!
Try these ranch seasoned fried brussels sproutsdipped in buffalo sauce, or even more ranch. Maybe both. #yolo
And be sure to try these other veggie sides to bust healthy eating boredom: grilled golden cauliflower, sweet potato quinoa Moroccan salad, sweet bacon & broccoli salad, and this roasted red pepper eggplant tapenade.Print
Ranch Seasoned Fried Brussels Sprouts
These paleo + Whole30 Ranch Seasoned Fried Brussels Sprouts are a quick and easy veggie side pan-fried to perfection.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 1 pound fried brussels sprouts
- 1 bag Ocean Mist Farms Season & Steam Sprout Halves
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup almond flour
- 1/3 cup tapioca flour
- 2 tablespoons dried dill
- 2 tablespoons onion powder
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3 teaspoons salt
- 2 eggs whisked
- 2+ tablespoons coconut oil
- Tear open the Steam & Season bag of sprouts and sprinkle in 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Seal the bag and shake, then microwave for 4 minutes
- Meanwhile combine the almond flour, tapioca flour, dried dill, onion powder, dried parsley, garlic powder, and salt in a bowl or container
- Whisk 2 eggs in a separate bowl or container
- When the sprouts are finished in the microwave, carefully open the bag (the steam will be very hot) and empty the sprouts from the bag to a plate to cool slightly
- Heat 2 tablespoons coconut oil over high heat in a medium pan. Submerge a few of the cooled sprout halves in the whisked egg, then the almond/tapioca flour mixture. Tap the sprout half on the side of the container a few times to release any excess flour
- Working in batches to avoid over-crowding the pan, fry the sprouts 1-2 minutes per side in the hot oil, then flip to fry an additional 1-2 minutes before removing and placing on a paper towel-lined place. Add more coconut oil as you work if needed
- Serve the sprouts alone or paired with buffalo sauce to dip if desired