Crispy Spiced Chickpeas
Today I went to the movies with my daughter and I didn’t want to snack on that delicious, but very unhealthy, popcorn covered in theater butter (the way I love to eat it). I have been wanting to try these Crispy Spiced Chickpeas so I made them and took them as my snack to the movies. What a great idea that was! The crunch reminded me of snacking on dry roasted peanuts with a delicious spicy kick.
The original recipe called for twice this amount but since I was the only one eating them and because they should be eaten within one day, I split the recipe in half.
Source: Book – Cooks Kitchen Hacks
In a small bowl combine the dry ingredients.
Rinse the chickpeas (garbanzo beans).
Using a paper towel, completely dry the
chickpeas by patting them dry.
In a heavy pan over medium to medium high heat, add olive oil.
Oil will start to smoke then carefully and slowly add the chickpeas to the oil.
The oil should always be simmering in order for the chickpeas to get crispy.
Stirring frequently simmer for 10 – 13 minutes or until the
chickpeas are a golden brown and crispy but not burnt.
Remove the chickpeas with a slotted spoon
onto a paper towel lined dish.
Pour them into a bowl.
Pour the spices over the chickpeas and mix with a spoon.
Place on a serving dish and enjoy!
Crispy Spiced Chickpeas
- 1 – 15 oz can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 tsp paprika or smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 th tsp pepper
- Rinse the chickpeas and pat dry on a paper towel.
- Combine the dry ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
- In a large heavy bottom pan, heat olive oil over medium to medium high heat until it starts to smoke.
- Carefully add the chickpeas.
- Fry for 10 – 13 minutes, stirring frequently, until the chickpeas are crunchy but not burnt.
- Using a slotted spoon, place the chickpeas in a paper towel lined bowl.
- Put the chickpeas into a bowl and add the spices using a spoon to toss.
- Once cool, store covered and eat within a day.
That’s a delicious snack !Thanks for sharing.
It really was! Thanks InspiresN!
You’re welcome 😍
Seems to be one of the best home-made outdoor snacks !
so tempting and delicious!!!
I look forward to trying these!
They are wonderful! Enjoy!
I can’t wait to try this, I my try out my new air fryer. His sounds like something that could work well in a salad.
I’m not sure about a salad. I would think salad dressing would lose the wonderful crunch they had. They are more of a snack like chips. I do put chickpeas in salads but not cooked. I bet they would be great in the air fryer.
You are probably right about the salad but I can’t wait to try this as a snack
This is great for snack…But I am curious have you tried toasting this in microwave or bake them in oven?
I tried the oven and I thought they were awful! I think they would explode in the microwave. I never fry food but I will definitely be making these this way again..so good!
Thank you for sharing your feedback.. It helped me to choose what technique I should use for making delicious snacks like this.
Looks so good❤️This is one of my favourite snacks, I make it often as well
This was the first cooked chickpea recipe I loved! I kept trying to bake them and they were awful! I don’t like to fry food but these were amazing! Thanks!
Thank you 😀😋
What a great idea for snack
Thank you Chris! It was perfect for the movie theater!
Wow – how interesting!
Very, very crunchy!
the best snack ever! Movies or home, this one is always and should always be made in huge batches as one bowl is never enough
They are definitely addicting! Thanks Vidya!
I have been wondering what to do with that tin of chick peas in the pantry. Solved.
Hahaha they are very tasty!
I love chick peas
They are so good in a salad too!
I’ll have to try this!
Love this. Will try.
I’ve made something really similar… and Ryan loved them. I might give this recipe a try. Chickpeas make a yummy snack!
I tried baking them and they were awful! This was the best! Thank you Lana!
Thanks Diane! Great recipe, I usually buy these but will try making them 🙂
You’re welcome, enjoy.
I read recently about whipping up the water from the can to make a sort of whip cream and I can use the beans for salad topping, yum!
No way!!!! That sounds like so much fun to try, thank you!