Crispy Chickpeak Cakes

If you know me, you know I love my grandmother. When I first moved off on my own, I left without knowing how to really cook. The one recipe I had, I used the heck out of. It was my favorite thing my granny would make me! Salmon croquettes accompanied by white rice, green peas and a bisqut. I’d drown the croquette with real maple syrup straight from Georgia. My oh my was this my favorite meal!!! My mouth waters just thinking about it.

Recently, I had a craving for a protein packed delicious patty but without the cruelty. On a late-hungry-night, I looked in my cupboard. I had a couple cans of chickpeas, flour, some left over green bell peppers and celery that I wasn’t planning on using for awhile! Hm. Crispy smashed beans with crunchy veggies inside? I wonder if there is such a thing!

 

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I got inspired during my search! Indeed this idea LIVES!ย This recipe is adapted from Vegan Dad!

It is crispy, spicy, and oh so so delicious!!

 

Ingredients:

Makes 15

2 15 oz can chickpeas

2/4 C celery, chopped

2/4 C onion, chopped

2/4 C green bell pepper, chopped

1/4 C jalepeno or 1 jalapeno, diced

5 small garlic, pressed

1 tsp. cayenne pepper

1 tsp. paprika

1/2 tsp salt

1-2 tbsp. oil

2 tbsp. flour

1 tbsp. corn starch

 

Method:

  • Heat oil in a frying pan and sautรฉ peppers, onions and celery until soft and translucent. Remove from heat.
  • Place chickpeas in food processor with the peppers, onions and celery. (Depending on the size of your food processor, you may have to split the mixture into 2 parts so that the processor isn’t over filled.) Process until chickpeas are no longer round but not too too mushy.
  • Place mixture in a bowl. Add cornmeal, flour, spices and stir. Let sit in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Once done sitting, roll into 1/2 inch balls and flatten.
  • Place patties in a frying pan over medium heat with enough oil.
  • Cook until brown and crisp, about 5-7 minutes on each side.

Drain on paper towel and sprinkle with more salt if you please.

Enjoi with hot sauce or maple syrup!

 

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