Wednesday, August 4

Chickpea Fries - one of my favorite vegan recipes!


BRYANNA'S PANELLE (CHICKPEA "FRIES")
Servings:
4

Double or triple this if you like!

2 cups water
1 cup chickpea flour (besan)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
freshly-ground black pepper to taste
SEASONING OPTIONS:
smoked paprika
crushed garlic
cayenne
dried red chili flakes
chopped Italian parsley
chopped fresh herbs
???
FOR COOKING:
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
FOR SERVING (OPTIONAL):
lemon wedges for squeezing
vegan mayonnaise with some vegan pesto whipped into it
vegan aioli (garlic mayonnaise)
a good, simple homemade tomato sauce
Romesco sauce (this is Spanish, not Italian, but yummy!)

Oil an 8" square pan lightly with olive oil and set aside.

Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Gradually whisk in the chickpea flour so that it doesn't form lumps. Turn the heat to low and whisk in the oil, salt and pepper. Coolk for another minute or so, stirring all the time with a wooden spoon, until the mixture thickens.

Spread the hot mixture evenly in the loiled pan, smoothing the top. Refrigerate until the mixture is solid.

Loosen the edges and turn the square out onto a cutting surface.

ETA: Then pan fry them. I can't believe I left out that step.

4 comments:

  1. these sound tasty! i might just try them but i can't even mention "vegan" or my husband wii turn his nose up. ha! yum!

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  2. hee! i've made them w/ parm. before. they were good, but not any better. :p

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  3. Are these supposed to go into the oven at all? In the pic they look browned and crispy... am I missing something? I'm dying to make them, thanks :)

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  4. Oh my gosh. I forgot the most important part!!! PAN FRY THEM!!! Thanks for noticing that! :) Let me know how they turn out.

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