Mix 3 tablespoons olive oil, 2 teaspoons dried oregano and a pinch of salt. Brush on 1 sliced baguette, then toast in a 350 degrees F oven, 6 to 8 minutes. Working in batches, deep-fry 3 cups Brussels sprout leaves in 375 degrees F canola oil until light brown, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Drain on paper towels and season with salt. Spread the crostini with ricotta, season with salt and pepper and top with the fried Brussels sprout leaves and shredded parmesan. Sprinkle with red wine vinegar, if desired.
Photograph by Levi Brown
Recipe courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli for Food Network Magazine