Sautéed Brussels Sprout Leaves

Sautéed Brussels Sprout Leaves
Sautéed Brussels Sprout Leaves
For this simple side dish, chef Hugh Acheson chars the leaves, sautéing them in very hot olive oil to crisp each one individually right before serving. A touch of sherry vinegar adds brightness and tempers their bitterness.Ariana Lindquist

For this simple Brussels sprout dish, chef Hugh Acheson chars the leaves, sautéing them in very hot olive oil to crisp each one individually right before serving. A touch of sherry vinegar adds brightness and tempers their bitterness. This recipe first appeared in our December 2014 issue with the story Down Home In Georgia.

Sautéed Brussels Sprout Leaves
A touch of sherry vinegar adds brightness and tempers the bitterness of Brussels sprouts.
Yield: serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts, trimmed
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp. sherry vinegar

Instructions

  1. Using a paring knife, and working with 1 sprout at a time, insert the tip of the knife just outside the stem end of the sprout and twist the sprout around the knife to release the core. Using your fingers, separate individual leaves; discard cores. Bring a 4-qt. saucepan of salted water to a boil. Cook leaves 1 minute; drain and transfer to an ice bath until cold. Drain and dry leaves completely using paper towels. Heat oil and butter in a 12″ skillet over high. Cook leaves, stirring occasionally, until golden and slightly crisp, 6–8 minutes. Stir in vinegar and salt.