September 6, 2014 by Zuri
Today was the day I decided to re-try making crunchy chickpeas. There are about a gazillion recipes on the ‘net for this tasty treat, some say 350 degrees, some say 425, some say 15 minutes, others say 45, it took a lot of digging to find something I could use. So here’s what I did.
I took half a can of chickpeas (didn’t want to waste a whole can if they didn’t turn out properly again – I’ll use the rest in chickpea salad later…) drained, rinsed and patted them dry with paper towels. I oiled them slightly with olive oil and put them on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. I spread them out on the sheet and cooked them at 400F for 15 minutes, took them out, shook them up a bit, and cooked them again for 15 minutes.
After that, I took them out, put them in a bowl and added honey, hoisin and salt (just a little, enough to coat), They went back in for ten more minutes and viola – done!
They actually came out crunchy this time – yay! They’re a little sweet, a little salty, and pretty darned tasty. I’ll be trying other seasoning tactics on this one, now that I have the cook times down properly! There’s plenty of ideas out there for toppings, just check Pinterest for more interesting combinations.
That’s all for now. One more cooking adventure successfully in the bag!