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Deep-fried Brussels sprouts on a plate, with a hand reaching down to dip it into sauce.

Deep-fried Brussels Sprouts

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  • Author: erin wysocarski
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings
  • Diet: Vegan


These deep-fried Brussels sprouts have a crispy exterior that’s so addictive and delicious! These one-bite sprouts are perfect dipped into a creamy, chipotle sauce.


for the chipotle-bacon mayo

  • 1 Field Roast Mexican Chipotle Sausage, finely chopped and crisped in a hot pan (see Notes for other options)
  • 24 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 14 TB chipotles in adobo, chopped
  • 1/2 cup vegan mayo
  • 1/4 cup chipotle fabanaise (I used Sir Kensington’s)

for the Brussels sprouts

  • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts, halved, completely dry and at room temp
  • canola or grapeseed oil, for frying


to make the chipotle-bacon mayo

  1. Combine all sauce ingredients. Adjust to taste.

to fry the Brussels sprouts

  1. Place several inches of oil into a heavy pan. I use a small cast-iron pot for this.
  2. Heat the oil over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes. Insert a chopstick into the pot, touching the bottom of the pan. If bubbles form around it immediately, you are ready to fry.
  3. Place ONE Brussels half, cut-side down, into the oil. If there is any moisture whatsoever in the sprout, the oil will pop and may sprurt a little out of the pan. This should subside after several seconds. Do not place another sprout into the pan until the first one has completely calmed down.
  4. Check the other Brussels during the fry time. They can be removed and placed back onto the baking sheet to cool. (I placed a cookie cooling rack on top of a baking sheet.)
  5. Serve with the chipotle-bacon mayo.


  1. These sprouts can be recrisped in an air fryer for several minutes at 400.
  2. Other vegan bacon options that can be used are prepared seitan-based, tempeh or mushrooms (see blog post for links).
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer, Side
  • Method: Deep Fried
  • Cuisine: American