Stay healthy by giving your immune system a helping hand with this immunity-boosting Fried Brussels sprouts with lemon, mint and buttermilk recipe it's packed with vitamins and minerals. This recipe will literally change how you think about Brussels sprouts - when cooked like this, with a char over high heat, they're really delicious!



  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 500g Brussels sprouts, trimmed, cut in half lengthways
  • 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • Pared zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/3 cup (25g) finely grated parmesan
  • 1/4 bunch mint, leaves finely shredded


  • 1/3 cup (80ml) buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbs creme fraiche
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbs olive oil


  • 1.
    For the dressing, place all the ingredients in a small food processor and whiz until smooth. Season and set aside.
  • 2.

    Preheat oven to 200ºC.

  • 3.

    Heat oil in a large ovenproof frypan over medium-high heat. Add sprouts, garlic, lemon zest and bay leaf, and cook, turning, for 3-4 minutes until lightly caramelised. Transfer frypan to the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes until golden and al dente.

  • 4.
    Preheat the oven grill to high. In a large bowl, toss the sprout mixture with the dressing, then return to the frypan. Sprinkle the parmesan over the sprouts, then grill for 3-4 minutes until parmesan is melted and golden, and dressing is slightly thickened. Scatter with mint to serve.