Saturday, January 28, 2017

Crispy Chickpeas

We love legumes!  What is a healthy snack? Something that is crunchy, but contains a lot of fiber and protein and little fat? Turns out the answer is chickpeas.

Chickpeas are a legume, part of that family of foods that if you have four servings a week will help you reduce the risk of heart disease by as much as 22%!
Chick Peas or Garbanzo Beans come already cooked in a can. They don't need any soaking

But they do need rinsing in the sink
Gently dry them off with a kitchen towel

At this point you have to get a pan and heat it on the stove at a medium high heat.  Once it is hot then add about 1/2 cup of Canola oil, or a Canola-olive oil mix, or grapeseed oil.  Once the oil is shimmering then it is time to CAREFULLY add the chickpeas.  I recommend putting them in a ladle and gently adding them to the oil mix - or a spider if you have one of those handy.

Then allow them to heat in the pan.  If you have a kitchen laser temperature guide, you want your oil to be about 350 degrees.

You will cook them until they start to turn a golden color

Final Product  I add some parsley, a bit of garlic salt, and some Parmesan cheese. A perfect party snack - better and healthier than chips.

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