Sunday, April 27, 2014

Lemony Brussels Sprout Chips - Caity

One of my favorite parts about roasting brussels sprouts in the oven is the few leaves that get away from the bunch. They get all crispy, crunchy, and salty, and mmmm so delicious! It never occurred to me that some genius out there was making batches of ONLY the best parts. My view of brussels sprouts was changed last weekend at a restaurant in San Francisco called Marlowe

Erin, Brendan, and I spent Easter weekend visiting Keegan and Jaymie in San Jose. We spent Saturday night in the city so we could visit Alcatraz early Sunday morning and we went out to dinner at Marlowe.  The brussels sprouts came highly recommended by Brandon Rasmusson so we decided to try some out. Life changing! I'm telling you. It's like eating a healthier potato chip! Before we even finished dinner Erin had already looked up a recipe to make them so we could enjoy them at home too. 

This recipe comes from the blog "Lick My Spoon" and she has a recipe based on the brussels sprouts chips at Marlowe. I altered some of the proportions to suit my personal tastes so feel free to do the same. 

One year ago: Sunrise Shirley Temple/Mimosa, Thai Grilled Chicken, Grilled Skirt Steak with Herb Chimichurri 
Two years ago: Wild Rice Broccoli Casserole
Three years ago: PB&Strawberry Sandwiches

Serves 2 as an appetizer

what you'll need:

1 lb Brussels Sprouts
3 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Zest of 1/2 lemon
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350 F. 

To separate the Brussels Sprout leaves, begin by slicing off a section at the bottom of the sprout and removing the leaves that come off easily. Discard any wilted leaves on the outside. As you continue into the sprout, you can continue cutting the sprout. 

Wash and dry the leaves. 

In a bowl, toss the leaves with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. 

Spread out on a baking sheet. 

Roast for 20-30 minutes or until the chips are golden and crisp. 

Top with lemon zest and fresh Parmesan and serve immediately. 

One year ago: Sunrise Shirley Temple/MimosaThai Grilled ChickenGrilled Skirt Steak with Herb Chimichurri 
Two years ago: Wild Rice Broccoli Casserole
Three years ago: PB&Strawberry Sandwiches

Alcatraz Island

Checking out the accommodations inside Alcatraz