Crispy Salt and Pepper Brussels Sprouts

Crispy Salt and Pepper Brussels Sprouts
Jessica Merchant
  • Yield: 2 servings

Note: Try swapping out the coconut oil for bacon grease. For added bacon flavor, toss with large bits of bacon.


1pound Brussels sprouts, stems trimmed
2tablespoons coconut oil
1teaspoon flaked sea salt
1teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1ounce freshly shaved Parmesan cheese


  1. Slice each Brussels sprout into 3 or 4 slices.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the coconut oil. Add the Brussels sprouts to the skillet, tossing them well to coat with the oil. Use a spatula or heatproof spoon to spread the sprouts into a single layer (the best you can) in the skillet. Let the sprouts cook until crispy on the bottom, 5 minutes. Flip the Brussels and cook until the other side is crispy, 5 minutes. Flip any remaining sprouts and cook until golden and crisp.
  3. Remove the skillet from the heat and toss the salt and pepper with the Brussels.

Posted with permission from Seriously Delish by Jessica Merchant (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014).