Crispy Sesame-Crusted Brussels Sprouts


We had a wonderful Christmas day.  It was the first Christmas ever that one of our kids woke up before we did…6:52 AM.  After opening presents and hanging out for a bit, Brad drove to the airport mid-afternoon to pick up the best present….my Parents!

So our Christmas dinner was an evening meal and it was quite yummy, if I do say so myself!

Brad was in charge of the Rib Roast and potatoes while I took care of the desserts, hot fruit salad and the vegetable.  I chose this brussels sprouts recipe since I could do it on the stove top and not have a third item in the oven trying to bake.  All of the adults at the table enjoyed them so I thought I would share the recipe with you guys.  It does take some tending to while cooking but it was simple to do.

Crispy Sesame-Crusted Brussels Sprouts

In an extra-large skillet over medium heat combine:

  • 6 Tablespoons of butter
  • 3 Tablespoons of sesame oil (the recipe says toasted sesame oil, but mine wasn’t toasted)
  • 3 Tablespoons of vegetable oil


  • 1 1/2 pounds of brussels sprouts that have been cut in half
  • 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste (my handsome fella said easy on the salt as brussels sprouts can get salty easily)

Cook, stirring frequently until golden-brown (about 25 minutes)

Sprinkle on top:

  • 3 Tablespoons sesame seeds

Cook until the brussels sprouts are dark brown and crunchy (about 15 minutes)

Season with a bit more pepper and serve hot!






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