Tasty Easy Peasy Fried Chickpeas

Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousWichitaChef

Here is something that is easy to make and serves as an excellent side dish or just as a snack. I did pan fry these; however, you could toss them with a bit of olive oil and put them into a 400f (205c) oven for about 15 minutes, and make them even healthier.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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Serves:
Bunches
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1 tsp
paprika
1/2 tsp
cayenne, or to taste
1/2 tsp
ground cumin
1/2 tsp
salt, kosher variety, or to taste
oil for frying, peanut, vegetable, or grapeseed
15 oz
dried chickpeas, cooked and cooled, or an equivalent in canned chickpeas
1/2 medium
freshly squeezed lemon juice

Step-By-Step

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1PREP/PREPARE

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2Gather your ingredients.

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3Chef’s Note: If you are using canned chickpeas, rinse them thoroughly, remove any skins, and then pat completely dry. If you are using dried chickpeas, cook them, allow them to cool, and then pat completely dry.

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4Add the dry spices to a large bowl, thoroughly mix, and then reserve.

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5Add enough oil to the bottom of a sauté pan to a depth of 1/4 inch (.5cm), and set the heat to medium.

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6When the oil begins to shimmer, add the chickpeas.

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7Chef’s Tip: Many canned varieties of chickpeas have a lot of added sodium. Try to find organic chickpeas with no salt added.

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8Chef’s Note: If you’re not working with a large pan, you might want to fry the chickpeas in batches. Don’t overcrowd the pan.

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9Fry until nice and golden brown, about 8 to 12 minutes.

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10Remove from the pan and allow them to drain on a few paper towels.

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11Put the chickpeas in the bowl with the spices, and thoroughly coat.

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12Then, add the lemon juice and toss.

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13PLATE/PRESENT

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14Serve while still warm, or put them out in a dish and use them as a tasty snack. Enjoy.

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15Chef’s Note: I also liked them as a vegan side dish, served with a dollop of yogurt.

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16Keep the faith, and keep cooking.