Air Fried Brussels Sprouts

It was a fun weekend meeting new friends and catching up with old ones! One of those perks for getting vaccinated and getting it early! What a refreshing break from a year of shelter-in-place. If you are still on the fence about vaccination, consider the freedom you’ll get when all of us can hangout outdoor/indoor without fear, without masks. It’s good for you and me :).

Meeting new friends since lock down in Mar 2020. It’s a fun group. Looking forward to more meetups in the future.
Catching up with old friends from Singapore! We’ve been friends for more than 30 years!

The problem with having lots of fun however, was skipping cooking and meal prep for next week. We were still eating leftovers on Monday, but as Tuesdday rolls along, I am stressed 😫.

There is little time to cook during the work week. I was looking for something that requires minimal prep time and doesn’t require a lot of attention while it cooks. The air fryer came to my rescue and I was able to whip up a mouth-watering dish in no time.

There is really 4 ingredients needed for this tasty and healthy side dish. I have added the optional ingredients for a little indulgence if you like sweet Thai chilli sauce, and for the purpose of posting this recipe, I needed some extra color from the bell pepper and green onions as garnish.


Ingredients

  • 1 lb brussels sprouts
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Thai chilli sauce (optional)
  • Juice of half a lime (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp chopped bell pepper (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp chopped green onions for garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. Trim the stems off the brussels sprouts. Rinse and spread out on a baking sheet to air dry.
  2. Cut each brussels sprouts in half and toss with olive oil, kosher salt, and black pepper in a large bowl.
  3. Set temperature to 390 F on the air fryer.
  4. Work in batches. Fill the fryer basket with brussels sprouts and spread out in a single layer.
  5. Set timer for 10 minutes and air fry the brussels sprouts.
  6. Remove and spread out in a single layer on a baking sheet to cool.
  7. Continue working with remaining sprouts until all done.
  8. Transfer the cooked brussels sprouts to a serving dish. It can be served as is. It’s crispy, salty, and nutty. This is the healthy version 👍.
  9. If desired, fry the chilli sauce and chopped pepper in a small sauce pan until the sauce bubbles. Stir in the lime juice. Drizzle over the brussels sprouts and garnish with chopped green onions. This is the guilty pleasure version 😋.
Arrange seasoned brussel sprouts in a single layer in Air Fryer basket.
Cook at 390 F for 10 minutes. Crispy and nicely charred.
Seasoned with Thai chilli sauce and green onions.
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