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Crispy Chickpeas
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Crispy Chickpeas

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To make these addictive snacks, chef Jason Travi tosses canned chickpeas with flour, coriander and cumin, then fries them. He loves popping them into his mouth while he's watching football.

  1. 3 cups vegetable oil, for frying
  2. Three 15-ounce cans chickpeas—drained, rinsed and patted dry
  3. 1 1/2 tablespoons ground coriander
  4. 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  5. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  6. Salt
  1. In a large saucepan, heat the oil to 350°. Line a baking sheet with paper towels. In a medium bowl, toss the chickpeas with the coriander and cumin. Add the flour and toss until the chickpeas are coated; transfer to a sieve and tap off the excess flour.
  2. Add one-third of the chickpeas at a time to the hot oil and fry, stirring occasionally, until they are browned and crispy, about 8 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the chickpeas to the paper towels to drain and sprinkle liberally with salt. Let the vegetable oil return to 350° between batches. Let the chickpeas cool, then transfer them to a bowl and serve.
Make Ahead The fried chickpeas can kept at room temperature for up to 4 hours.