Dear SOS: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!
Dear Caroline: 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. Hey, if deep-frying is what it takes to get your husband to eat his veggies, this dish is a fun introduction!