This week’s Culinary SOS: Cleo’s Brussels sprouts


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This week’s Culinary SOS comes to us from Caroline Livengood in Toluca Lake:

Please, please, please get me the recipe for the Brussels sprouts at Cleo in Hollywood. My husband and I ordered a variety of food at our dinner there, and the Brussels sprouts stole the show. I would love to get the recipe. It’s the first time that my husband was actually excited to eat vegetables!


I have to admit, I’ve never had Brussels sprouts quite like this before. It’s kind of like a salad -- Brussels sprout leaves tossed with a tangy vinaigrette, capers and toasted almonds -- except that the leaves are deep-fried first, giving the whole dish a surprising texture and crunch. My first couple of bites were a little curious, and then I couldn’t stop eating it.

Enjoy, Caroline! (And if deep-frying is what it takes to get your husband to eat his veggies, this dish is a fun introduction!) You can find the recipe here.

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