Once upon a time, in the city of Salem, MA, there was a restaurant. This restaurant was called Opus. And within this restaurant was served the most delicious, most magical side dish in all the land. That magical side dish was crispy fried brussels sprouts with pickled red onions. And all who ate the brussels sprouts were filled with joy and happiness. The people of Salem rejoiced.
But one Salem resident, named Elizabeth (that’s me!), could not afford to eat at Opus very often. And so, Elizabeth set out to make her own crispy brussels sprouts with pickled red onions.
lots of dedication and perseverance very little time and energy, Elizabeth succeeded in making brussels sprouts delicious enough to rival even the magical ones at Opus. And she, her husband, and the brussels sprouts lived happily ever after.
I lied. That’s not the complete end. I need to tell you how AMAZINGLY EASY and delicious these brussels sprouts are! Not to mention, they are gorgeous. I love the bright pink of the pickled onions against the roasted green of the sprouts. They are just as pretty as they are yummy.
This is an impressive side dish to make for guests (and for all you forward-thinkers out there, for next Thanksgiving or Christmas) and, even though it may seem fancy and complicated, it’s actually quite easy….