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CHICKPEA FRITTERS WITH TZATZIKI

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Chickpeas are delicious, they are a great alternate protein source and incredibly good for you. My one issue with them, for me, their incredible level of gaseousness, basically after the meal the house turns into a highly toxic gas leak following a meal of chickpeas. My solution to this is not to eat them all the time. They are my occasional and I have found that cooking them like this lessens their score on the JK fart scale :). This dish is hard to avoid, it is so freaking awesome, so bloody cheap and a perfect snack or lunch meal supported with a nice salad. You can veganate the dish by using vegan egg substitute and leaving out the tztatziki. I will be eating this nomnoms for dinner this evening with a nice beetroot and feta salad. Enjoy!! All the best…….JK. 

ORIGINAL ARTICLE FROM FEBRUARY 2011

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You get my point – this is a very basic recipe that I think I got in a newsletter from my health fund HCF – although I could be wrong. The entire thing cost me $9- and the best thing – it’s HEALTHY!!!!

It makes enough for an entree for 4-6 people or a nice dinner for me plus plenty of cold ones for snacks.

 

CHICKPEA FRITTERS IMAGE

CHICKPEA FRITTERS | SPOONING AUSTRALIA RECIPE | CHICKPEAS BEING PREPPED

 

YOU WILL NEED:
1 x 400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 eggs
½ cup (125ml) skim milk
¾ cup (105g) self-raising flour – I USED WHOLEMEAL
1 tsp ground cumin
1 cup (160g) corn kernels
4 green shallots, trimmed, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tbs finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (optional, I forgot to get )
1 x 125g tub low-fat tzatziki

 

CHICKPEA FRITTERS IMAGE

CHICKPEA FRITTERS | SPOONING AUSTRALIA RECIPE | BLENDING THE CHICKPEAS

 

YOU WILL NEED TO:
USE A FOOD PROCESSOR IF YOU HAVE ONE – I DIDN’T HAVE ONE IN 2011  

But to make this recipe you really don’t need one. I used by barmix and you could use that if you have one or do what your grannie did and use a spoon ya lazy bum with too many modcons .

1. Pulse chickpeas in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Add eggs and pulse, continuing to add milk, flour and cumin while pulsing. Fold in corn kernels, shallots, garlic and parsley.

2. Lightly spray a large non-stick frying pan with oil and heat over medium-high heat. Using ¼ cup of mixture for each fritter, form four fritters in the pan. Cook for 2–3 mins each side or until golden, risen and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm. Repeat with remaining mix to make 12 fritters.
You can also make the salad the recipe suggested if you want – but I didn’t make the salad – I just wanted fritttttttteeeerrrrrrzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. See below for salad suggestion.

The tzatziki is beautiful and very healthy with it – but really – mine were screaming for sweet chilli sauce 

Hope you like – they are so easy and simple to make – as easy as making pancakes and bloody good for you – get into them!!!

 

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CHICKPEA FRITTERS | SPOONING AUSTRALIA RECIPE | FRYING THE FRITTERS

 

Suggested Salad Ingredients:

3. Combine rocket, spinach, tomato and cucumber in a bowl. Serve fritters warm or cold with salad and tzatziki. I would also recommend it being served with a beetroot, rocket and feta salad. Any salad really would be ideal with it.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF CHICKPEAS:

Garbanzo beans (chickpeas) provide an excellent source of molybdenum. They are a very good source of folic acid, fibre, and manganese. They are also a good source of protein, as well as minerals such as iron, copper,
zinc, and magnesium. As a good source of fiber, garbanzo beans can help lower cholesterol and improve blood sugar levels. This makes them a great food especially for diabetics and insulin-resistant individuals. When served with high quality grains, garbanzo beans are an extremely-low-fat, complete protein food.

Garbanzo beans contain molybdenum which is a trace mineral that is needed for the body’s mechanism to detoxify sulfite’s. sulfites are a preservative commonly found in wine, luncheon meats, and fresh salad in most salad bars. Sulfite-sensitive Individuals who are deficient in molybdenum may experience headaches, a racing heartbeat, or confusion.

HOPE YOU MAKE THEM AND YOU ENJOY THEM!!

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One comment on "CHICKPEA FRITTERS WITH TZATZIKI"

  1. Comments from the old site and original article.

    Comment by Helen Randell
    February 3rd 2011 10:43
    Nice work on the wholemeal flour Would you believe that I am going to make chickpea fritters tomorrow night?!?!? We’ll compare pics and recipes soon.

    Comment by Jason King
    February 3rd 2011 10:47
    Great minds Helen……..great minds.

    This was my first attempt and I was so surprised at how easy they were and tasty – I might have to have another one cold now

    I resisted the sweet chilli sauce as was sticking to the low fat tzatziki – still yummy.

    My cat even ate half a one and he hates anything vegetable

    Comment by Lisa Kitney
    February 3rd 2011 11:28
    Cats know where there’s good protein and eggs Jason! Excellent recipe! And Helen is right on the wholemeal, it deserves the best!

    Comment by Jason King
    February 3rd 2011 11:53
    Thanks Lisa – hopefully I can sway Dark to more vego meals
    The wholemeal did make it a much healthier and yummier meal.

    Comment by Chris Champion
    February 4th 2011 06:03
    I’m a great fan of fritters Jason, introduced to them by my wife who has a long family history of fritter consumption. But I’ve never had fritters with either chick peas or tzatziki, and as soon as I saw your heading I thought “Yes!”

    Have to run – going to check the larder for chick peas.

    Comment by Jason King
    February 4th 2011 07:07
    Yay Chris – let me know how you go – post a pic in your comment if you want – hope you like.

    Make sure you have sweet chilli around just in case – I am having them again for dinner tonight – but burger style with some buns and sweet chilli sauce, lettuce and cheese and if I could be stuffed a trip to Coles for some beetroot could be in order

    Comment by Chris Champion
    February 4th 2011 08:04
    Yeah, I always figured you for a beetroot kind of guy.

    Comment by Jason King
    February 4th 2011 08:14
    Hahahahahahahahahaha

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