Butter-fried sprouts with crispy shallots & almonds

Serve up a feast on Christmas Day and add these buttery sprouts with crispy shallots and almonds to your festive dinner table

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:25 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 180
  • fat 16g
  • saturates 5g
  • carbs 4g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 4g
  • salt 0.1g


  • 50ml sunflower oil
  • 4 small shallots, peeled and sliced into thin rings
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • 50g slivered almonds
  • 50g cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 500g Brussels sprouts, halved


  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a low heat. Fry the shallots, stirring for 10 mins until golden and brown at the edges. Add the garlic and almonds. Fry for 5 mins more until the garlic is golden. Tip into a bowl.

  2. Melt the butter, and stir-fry the sprouts for 10 mins until softened and starting to brown, adding a splash of water if they start to catch. Season. Toss with half the shallot and almond mix, tip into a dish, then scatter over the other half.

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