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Spicy Fried Chickpeas

December 14, 2009

Fried chickpeas are a unique substitute for the typical nuts at a party.  When fried, they because crunchy and nutty.  This version is

spicy fried chickpeas

spiced up with hot smoked paprika and salt.  They’re best eaten immediately.

Ingredients:

2 15 oz cans chickpeas, drained, rinsed and thoroughly dried

1/2-3/4 t hot smoked paprika

3/4 t flaky sea salt

3 c vegetable oil for deep frying

Directions:

Heat oil in a heavy skillet to 375 degrees.  Add a third of the chickpeas and fry until golden and crispy, about 5-7 minutes.  Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towel to absorb excess oil.  Fry remaining chickpeas in two more batches.  Sprinkle chickpeas with salt and paprika and toss to coat.  Serve immediately.

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  1. Melissa permalink
    December 15, 2009 8:43 pm

    I’ve been enjoying a variation of this on South Beach, except I don’t fry them. I coat with a bit of olive oil spray and bake in the oven at 400 for 15 min or so. Love em. It’s a great snack!!!!

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