Spicy Brussels sprout chips are a flavorful and healthy snack that can be enjoyed as a crunchy and spicy alternative to potato chips. Here’s how to make them:
- 1 pound Brussels sprouts
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to your desired level of spiciness)
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- Preheat the Oven:
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Prepare the Brussels Sprouts:
- Trim the stem ends of the Brussels sprouts and remove any yellow or damaged outer leaves.
- Slice the Brussels Sprouts:
- Slice the Brussels sprouts thinly into rounds. You can use a sharp knife or a mandoline slicer for even and thin slices.
- Toss with Seasonings:
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the sliced Brussels sprouts, olive oil, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Toss everything together until the Brussels sprouts are evenly coated with the seasonings.
- Arrange on Baking Sheets:
- Line one or two baking sheets with parchment paper for easy cleanup. Arrange the seasoned Brussels sprout slices in a single layer on the baking sheets. Make sure they are not overcrowded to ensure even cooking and crispiness.
- Place the baking sheets in the preheated oven and bake for about 10-15 minutes. Keep a close eye on them, as they can go from crispy to burnt quickly. Rotate the baking sheets and flip the Brussels sprout chips halfway through the baking time for even cooking.
- Check for Crispiness:
- The Brussels sprout chips are done when they are golden brown and crispy. If they need more time, continue baking, but be cautious not to overcook.
- Cool and Serve:
- Once done, remove the Brussels sprout chips from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes. They will continue to crisp up as they cool.
- Serve the spicy Brussels sprout chips as a healthy and spicy snack or side dish. Enjoy the crunchy and flavorful goodness!
These spicy Brussels sprout chips are a fantastic alternative to traditional potato chips and are a great way to enjoy Brussels sprouts in a different form. Adjust the level of spiciness to your liking by modifying the amount of cayenne pepper. They make a great snack for parties or as a guilt-free treat any time you’re craving something crunchy and savory.