TAKE ONE MAKE TWO: CHICKPEAS

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

“Can I share with you my worldview? All of humankind has one thing in common: the sandwich. I believe that all anyone really wants in this life is to sit in peace and eat a sandwich.”

Liz Lemon

You're hungry and what you need is a sandwich.  Well, that's usually what I need at lunchtime, so lets work from that shall we.  I don't want some depressing slice of slippery ham from a packet in my sandwich, I want something real and tasty.  This is where the humble tin of chickpeas comes in.  There is always a tin of chickpeas lurking in the back on my pantry.  I give you two recipes today using one can of chickpeas.  One for today and one for tomorrow- it really is a win win!  The patties below are fabulous in a sandwich but also pretty darn good in a salad and even as an appetiser with a big bowl of something to dip them in.

Print Friendly and PDFCRISPY SWEET CHILLI, LIME & GINGER CHICKPEA PATTIES
WHAT YOU NEED
1/2 tin of chickpeas, drained
1 tsp sweet chilli sauce
small piece of ginger, peeled
zest of 1/2 lime
1 small Thai chilli
small bunch coriander (cilantro)
25g panko breadcrumbs
1/2 of a beaten egg (You need the other half for coating the patties later)
salt & pepper

FOR THE CRUMB
1/2 beaten egg
25g panko breadcrumbs

WHAT YOU DO
Place everything in a processor and blitz till combined but still a little chunky.  Form into patties and then dip in the beaten egg and roll in the panko.  Fry the patties in a hot pan with a splash of oil till golden on all sides.  To make a great sauce to drizzle over, mix the juice from 1/2 lime, 1 tsp sweet chilli sauce, 1 tsp mayo and a little chopped coriander.  

Feeds 2 people


Print Friendly and PDFSMASHED CHICKPEA, LEMON & MINT SANDWICHES
WHAT YOU NEED
1/2 tin of chickpeas, drained
2 chopped spring onions
a fat pinch of lemon zest and a squeeze of lemon juice
a few chopped mint leaves
a generous splodge of mayo (splodge is a technical term!)
salt & pepper

WHAT YOU DO
Mash everything together in a large bowl,  Adjust the seasoning and apply thickly to your bread.  

Makes 2 generous sandwiches



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