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Spicy Fried Chickpeas

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“Very easy, crispy nibbles as an alternative to nuts or crispy peas. Epicurious Nov. 07”
READY IN:
11mins
SERVES:
12
YIELD:
3 Cups
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • vegetable oil (for deep-frying)
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans chickpeas, drained, rinsed, drained again on paper towels, and patted dry
  • 34 teaspoon smoked hot paprika
  • 34 teaspoon flaky sea salt

Directions

  1. In large heavy pot, heat 3 inches oil until deep-fat thermometer registers 375°F Carefully add.
  2. chickpeas and fry until crisp and dark golden, 5 to 7 minutes. Using fine-mesh spider or slotted spoon,.
  3. transfer to paper towel-lined plate. Sprinkle immediately with paprika and salt and serve hot.
  4. (Chickpeas can be made up to 4 hours ahead and stored at room temperature. Rewarm in microwave or broiler before serving.).

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