Brussel Sprouts Sliders

IMG_3525We all can agree that brussel sprouts is not everyone’s favorite !

The slightly bitter taste and the strong aroma when cooking them, is not very appealing. So, I created a recipe that makes these tiny cabbages play peek-a-boo!

Imagine a chicken parmesan sandwich , where the chicken is replaced with a patty made with brussel sprouts. The patties are great served by themselves with marinara sauce or siracha mayo or  even ketchup!

To grate brussel sprouts, simply hold them by the stem end and grate on the coarse side of your box grater. The sweetness of  carrots tones down the bitterness of brussel sprouts as well as gives a pop of color.

IMG_3522Ingredients:

Brussel Sprout Patties

2 cups coarsely grated brussel sprouts

1/2 cup coarsely grated carrots (lightly packed)

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon ground pepper powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

2 large eggs

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup panko bread crumbs, divided

1/2 cup olive or vegetable oil

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1 1/4 cup marinara sauce  (approx)

1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

6 home made or store bought soft pretzel rolls

Preperation:

To make Brussel Sprout Patties, combine first 9 ingredients ( through flour) and 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs in a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Divide into 6 equal balls, roll each in bread crumbs and pat into 1/2-3/4 inch thick patty.

Heat oil in 6-7 inch cast iron skillet in medium-high flame until moderately hot. Fry 3 patties at a time until golden brown on both sides (about 4-5 minutes in  total for each batch). Drain on paper towels.

To make sliders, Preheat broiler with the rack positioned  7-8 inches from heat element. Cut each roll in half , arrange bottom halves on a baking sheet, spoon about 3 tablespoons marinara sauce , top with a patty, 1/4 cup mozzarella and 1 tablespoon parmesan on each. Broil for 1-3 minutes (do not walk away) until cheese is slightly melted. Remove from oven, top sliders and serve immediately.

makes 6 slider sandwiches

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