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Chickpea fries

Chickpea Fries with Yogurt-Tahini Sauce


  • Author: erin wysocarski
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x

Ingredients

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for the chickpea fries

  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 TB olive oil, divided
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • cooking spray

for the yogurt-tahini sauce

  • I used one (5.3 oz.) Kite Hill Greek-style yogurt, but any plain+unsweetened, non-dairy yogurt will do.
  • 1 TB tahni
  • juice from half a lemon
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cumin

for serving

  • a few pinches of smoked paprika
  • 12 TB chopped parsley
  • lemon wedges

Instructions

to make the chickpea batter

  1. Whisk the chickpea flour, water, 2 TB of the oil and salt and pepper in a bowl until smooth.
  2. Warm the remaining 2 TB oil in a medium-sized heavy pot over medium-high heat.
  3. Add in the batter, wait until it starts to bubble, then whisk for 3-4 minutes, until the batter slightly thickens, turning the heat down as needed if it starts to sputter.
  4. Spray a medium-sized pyrex with some of the cooking spray. Working quickly, transfer the batter to the pyrex, smoothing it down with a spatula.
  5. Allow to cool, cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours.

to make the yogurt-tahini sauce

  1. Combine all of the sauce ingredients. Chill until ready to use.

to prepare the fries

  1. transfer the chilled batter to a cutting board, slicing it into 1/2-inch wide strips, cutting in half if desired.
  2. Lightly spray with a little oil and place into an air fryer in a single layer (I had to do these in two separate batches) at 400 for about 10 minutes, flipping over halfway through, and adding a little more oil and salt if desired. 

to serve

  1. Serve immediately with the sauce, topping with smoked paprika if desired. Add parsley and lemon wedges.

Notes

The chickpea fries can be baked, chilled and reheated in an air fryer for about 5 minutes at 400.

The chickpea fries can also be deep-fried, pan-fried or baked at 400 until golden all over.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes