Fried chickpeas: A great and cheap snack based on the humble garbanzo bean.
Step 1: Gathering the Ingredients:
1 (14 oz.) can of garbanzo beans
1/2 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup or so peanut oil– depending on the size of your pan. Pay no attention to the Canola oil in the photo. Peanut oil has a higher smoke temperature and is better for shallow frying.
1 tsp salt, to taste
1 tsp pepper, to taste.
Optional herbs or spices – you can add any kind of flavoring or spices you like.
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cayenne
1 tsp ground cumin
seasoned salt - whatever.
Step 2: The Rinsing of the Beans
Step 3: The Draining of the The Beans
Step 4: The Mixing of the Flour
In a medium size bowl, blend the flour, salt, pepper, and assorted spices of your choice together. Roll the garbanzos in the flour mixture until they are evenly coated.