Fried Chickpeas

dry chickpeas before frying

Fried Chickpeas

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  • 2

    tsp smoked paprika

  • 1

    tsp cayenne pepper

  • 6

    tbsp olive oil

  • 2

    cans chickpeas, rinsed, drained, patted very dry

  • Kosher salt

  • 2

    tsp finely grated lime zest


Combine paprika and cayenne in a small bowl and set aside Heat oil in a 12" skillet over medium-high heat. Working in 2 batches, add chickpeas to skillet and saute, stirring frequently, until golden and crispy, 15-20 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer chickpeas to paper towels to drain briefly. Place in a medium bowl. Sprinkle paprika mixture over, toss to coat. Season to taste with salt. Toss with lime zest and serve.


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