Fried Chickpeas

Ok, another super easy, incredibly tasty, and extremely healthful snack recipe for you!  I had to find something else to do with the many cans of chickpeas (garbanzo beans) in my pantry (no one can eat THAT much hummus!), and I just discovered another really great cookbook by Mark Bittman — The Food Matters Cookbook.

  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 3 Tbs olive oil
  • seasonings

Heat the oven to 400 degrees.

Drain and rinse the chickpeas, then spread them on a towel on the counter and blot them dry.  If you don’t get them as dry as you can, they won’t turn out crispy.   So be gentle, but try to get them very dry.  Now, in an oven safe skillet, like a cast iron, combine the chickpeas and the olive oil, coating the chickpeas in the oil and then spreading them out in a single layer in the pan.  Roast for 15-20 minutes, shaking the pan every now and then.

When you pull them out of the oven, you want to season them while they are still hot.  Some suggestions for seasonings — cumin, or curry powder, or plain old garlic salt.  These are very, very, tasty.  The toddler LOVED them.  🙂

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