Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Recipe Test - Chickpea "Fries"

Recipe Test - Chickpea fries, Better than the real thing?

Recipe Claims:

Replace the difficult task of fresh home cut french fries with this recipe instead. Takes slightly longer in the prep-time but is easier than blanching potatoes to make the perfect crisp fry.

Recipe Source/ Original


2 Cups chicken or vegetable stock
1-2 Teaspoons ground rosemary
Salt and Pepper
1 Cup Chickpea flour (Available at bulk barn)


Basically boil stock, add rest of ingredients and whisk well until it starts to thicken. Transfer batter to a greased brownie pan and let stand in fridge for about 2 hours, or longer until firm. Cut the brick into fry shapes and fry for about 5-6 minutes in 350°F oil, cook in batches if needed. Drain cooked fries on paper towel and serve hot lightly dusted with salt.


The first fries out were quite tasty, had a nice crunchy shell and soft insides. Didn't quite taste or feel like a fry but was passable. However when an entire serving was put on the plate neither myself nor hubby to be could/wanted to finish them.

So maybe not the best as a french fry substitute, but could maybe work better as a causal party snack between friends. Would definitely be good with a flavored mayo or ailoi as a snack partner for a nice beer in summer time.

First recipe test, not exactly a raging success. But at least I tried something new and out of my comfort zone. Chickpea flour is going back into the cupboard and will be used to thicken up falafel paste that went wrong from now on.

Have you tried this recipe? Or eaten the results someone else made for you? How was it? 

Other Places:

How about a Miss Busy Bee original recipe?

Fairy tale themed pie

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