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1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1/2 pound brussels sprouts, thinly sliced (about 3 cups)
1/2 pound Italian sausage
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1 garlic clove, minced
pinch red pepper flakes
1/4 cup chopped parsley
Juice of half a lemon
Kosher salt1/2 cup grated Pecorino or Parmesan
Lemon wedges, for serving
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