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Fried Chickpeas from Anchovies & Olives in Seattle

Fried Chickpeas from Anchovies & Olives in Seattle
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Total Time:
1.5hrs or 5min

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- 2 cups dried chickpeas
- 6 cups canola oil for frying
- 2 1⁄2 T smoked paprika
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 T salt plus more for cooking chickpeas


Place dried chickpeas in a large pot and cover with cold water. Season the water liberally with salt. Bring to a boil and lower the temperature to a low simmer. Cook chickpeas until they are tender and cooked through, approximately 1-1 1⁄2 hours. Remove from heat, drain, and cool until needed.

On the stovetop, heat the canola oil to 350 degrees. Temp it with a thermometer and lower the heat to maintain a constant 350 degrees. Once the canola oil is up to temperature, fry the chickpeas until golden brown, approximately 4-5 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels. 

Add the fried chickpeas to a medium mixing bowl and sprinkle with smoked paprika, salt, and lemon juice. Taste for seasoning and adjust as needed. Serve warm. Enjoy!


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