Random post: I’m finally caught up waking with work today and I’m sitting here reading my favorite blogs and munching on the most yummy snack ever. Spicy roasted chickpeas (garbanzo beans). I just discovered making them this way a few days ago. My first attempt went bad — they burnt, but the ones I have today…aaaaah, party in my mouth. I thought I’d share the goodness.
So here’s how you make them:
Take a can of chickpeas and rinse them really good. Get all that starchy water off of them. Then dump them out on some paper towels and dry them off completely. Throw them in a bowl and mix with about 2 tbsp olive oil and spices to your liking. I used garlic powder,onion powder, red pepper flakes, salt and paprika. Stir them so that all the beans are coated well. Put them in a shallow pan (just a regular aluminum pan worked the best for me) and roast for 35 minutes on 375 degrees, shaking the pan every 10 minutes or so. After 35 minutes is up, I added just a few squirts of soy sauce and shook them again — baked for another 10 minutes.
You can eat them right away or like me, put them in a bag and take them to work. Or wherever. I thought next time I would try using buffalo wing sauce…I love spicy stuff. Good luck with them, lemme know how you like it!
Warning: It really is true what they say about beans, beans the musical fruit….eating these could be hazardous to the health of those around you. Seriously.