One of the most sought after appetizers in Western Sonoma County are the flash fried Brussels sprouts at boon eat + drink. Crista opened boon eat + drink with much fanfare a few years ago and the restaurant, to this day, brings people from all over the Bay Area and beyond to feast on the restaurant’s famous beet salad, mouth watering truffle fries and everyone’s favorite flash fried Brussels sprouts.
Realizing that most homes lack the fryer need to make the actual boon version of this famed appetizer, Crista adjusted the recipe so it could be made at home.
- 6 cups of Brussels sprouts (stem removed and cut in half)
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 5 garlic cloves minced
- 1 lemon, juiced
- ½ tsp chili flakes
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 450. Toss Brussels sprouts with olive oil and place evenly onto a cookie sheet. Roast sprouts for about 15 minutes. They will be very crispy and some of the leaves will be burnt. Do not discard the burnt leaves. Remove from the oven. Using a mixing bowl toss the roasted sprouts with the remaining ingredients.