October 13, 2011

Bon Appetit Fried Chickpeas

Growing up my mother loved making spicy food. The spicier the better, which would have been great if my father hadn't absolutely hated anything with the least amount of spice. My dad would grimace through my mom's dishes, so my mom would only made things hotter. She made a really delicious and spicy Asian noodle dish, which she never followed a recipe for. There was one time in particular that it was so spicy that I swear my dad actually turned completely red (but he still ate it). When I got married I was surprised to learn just how much my husband enjoyed very spicy foods. He has been known to add hot sauce to just about anything. In consideration of my husband's love of spicy foods, I try to frequently prepare snacks with a kick. Recently, Bon Appetit magazine had a recipe for Fried Chickpeas using smoked paprika, cayenne and grated lime peel, which looked full of spices and delicious.

This recipe has 6 ingredients. The total prep and cooking time is approximately a half an hour and the recipe makes 6-8 servings. I already had everything except the lime in my pantry cupboard, so I had no problems finding any of the ingredients. Make sure to fully dry the chickpeas in order for the finished recipe to have enough of a crunch. After patting the chickpeas between paper towels, I let them dry on the counter to fully dry out. I followed the remainder of the recipe as written.

When I finished making this snack, my two-year-old ate one told me it was too spicy and then ate more. The taste while hot, is delicious. My husband particularly enjoyed this snack and ate the majority of the recipe. If you aren't a fan of spicy foods, you could cut the spices in half and reduce the amount of heat. My family enjoys spices, so I made the recipe as written and it was perfect. An easy and deliciously spiced snack.

For the recipe go to Fried Chickpeas.


  1. Ooh, these look delicious! I love spicy foods but the Husband doesn't. He usually will grimace through my spicy meals too, like your dad, but sometimes he just refuses to eat what I have made!

  2. @E Thanks :) I like spicy food, but my husband likes really spicy food, he makes wings that are too spicy for me!

  3. Never tried fried chickpeas..looks good. Just became a new follower. Would love a follow back.


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  5. I love chickpeas, and I would have never thought to fry them! Will def try:)

  6. I love really different things like this, and both my husband and I like spicy! I'm going to try this one. I might put it out for my next party. It's so fun...thanks!

  7. Wow nice, I never thought about that. Seems like a good alternative when I want to eat something in front of the television....something other than cake and chocolate (which are terrible choices to snack on).

  8. @Minta They are yummy! Followed you back :)

    @Cassandra I already follow you :) Have a great weekend!

    @Jessca I have tried a couple of different fried chickpea recipes, and they always turn out yummy!

    @Mommy It would be a great party snack, you could also do a sweet version which would be delicious as well!

    @Andrea I have a problem with eating sweets in front of the TV also :) The chickpeas would be a good alternative, and full of protein!

  9. What a great snack idea! I've never tried these but want to - looks healthy and yummy. Thanks for sharing!

    Karen from Finding New Friends Weekend Blog Hop

  10. @Naked Mommy They do make a great snack, plus my husband has used them in a pita sandwich with goat cheese and said it was delicious that way as well! Followed you back :)


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