Chickpea Patties

Chick peas are an iron rich source of fiber and protein. They also make wonderful patties as well.

For this project I decided to experiment with an existing falafel recipe. And with some adjustments, I created a fantastic alternative.

Here is the recipe:

1 3/4 cups dried chickpeas
2 cloves garlic
1 small onion quartered
1 cup chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime
1 teaspoon curry
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne
Olive oil

Feel free to adjust the seasonings for flavor.

The chickpeas should be soaked in water for 24 hours before you start your project. Check on them to make sure they are submerged.

Once the 24 hours are up, drain your beans and place them in a food processor. All of the ingredients, except for the oil,
should be processed with the beans. I found that I needed to add a small amount of water to mixture in order to have it blend smoothly. But the mixture shouldn’t be too moist. You want to be able to shape it with your hands.

Once your mixture is prepared, fill a pan (I chose a skillet) with a little less than a half inch of oil. Heat your pan to medium heat. Once heated, cook your patties until they are golden brown on either side. Once they are browned, remove them from the heat and enjoy.

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