Thursday, April 08, 2021

Snacks

While researching recipes that use chick peas (garbanzo beans) last week, I came upon one for roasting them as a snack. We had some dried chick peas in the pantry for a while and decided it was time to use them. Ken cooked them, and there were quite a few; more than we needed for the North African chakchouka he made just over a week ago.

Four flavors of toasted chick peas. A tasty snack!

The recipe is simple: rinse and dry the chick peas (the recipe calls for canned garbanzos), coat them lightly with olive oil, and put them in a single layer on a lined baking sheet in a hot oven until they're crispy. It took about ten minutes in a 220ºC (about 425ºF) convection oven. Once they cooled a little, I separated them into four bowls for different seasonings. I flavored the first bowl with just salt, the other three bowls got salt and hot smoked paprika, ground fenugreek, or ground cumin. They were really good and we ate half of them the first day. The roasted garbanzos get soft rather quickly, so on the second day I combined all the flavors and crisped them up in the toaster oven before we finished them.

9 comments:

  1. I love toasted garbanzos. Have never had homemade. A really healthy snack.

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  2. These come out great in my mini air fryer.

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    1. But I didn’t know you could make them from dried chick peas, I always use canned.

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  3. We eat these quite often. They’re very good.

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  4. this sound good and a better for us than hummus

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  5. mitch, I guess I've missed out. I had never heard of them before!

    lynn, cool! Ken cooked the dried chick peas first, so they were just like the ones that come in cans.

    bettyann, who knew? Apparently everyone but me! LOL

    michael, mmmmm, hummus!

    emm, :)

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    1. I actually buy them regularly at our local supermarket. A great treat for my little pal Luke, too. He came to the pool one day with his parents and he wanted a treat.

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    2. Glad you clarified that they were cooked first! I was going to try to air fry them raw. My teeth have been saved from a perilous certainty!

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