Throw a Can of Chickpeas Into the Deep Fryer.

I was jumping through various social media apps last night when I saw a message from my friend Danielle that said, “Stay out of the air, fried chickpeas.” I wrote it down and fell asleep, which was the complete opposite of what Daniel told me to do.

But don’t worry. I made up for it this morning. In fact, tossing a can of garbanzo beans into the deep fryer was the first thing I did when I got up (after brushing my teeth). Then I ate them with a crispy fried egg and a few cherry tomatoes and it was a very good, savory and filling breakfast.

As with almost everything that is cooked in a deep fryer, air-fried chickpeas are easy to cook; The hardest part is choosing a seasoning. After sorting, all you have to do is toss the 15.5 ounce jar of garbanzo beans in a colander, drain for a few minutes, and then toss them directly into the fryer basket so they can dry while it heats up to 400 ℉. … If the excess liquid evaporates over the hot, swirling fire, your little chickpeas will become more susceptible to oil, making them crisper (and tastier).

Once the fryer tells you it’s preheated, open a drawer, basket, or door (depending on your model) and see what the beans look like. If they look damp, cover everything again for a few minutes and let them cook until they start to look dry or slightly brown. Pour them into a bowl, drizzle with a teaspoon of oil and stir in your favorite seasoning mixture to taste. (I used Tony Cahchere Cajun seasoning. It was good.)

Return the chickpeas to the deep fryer and cook for another 9-12 minutes, until they are crispy as desired, shaking the basket every three or four minutes. (Turns out chickpeas are fun to shake, so it’s not that hard work.) Obviously, the longer you cook it, the crisper it gets, so try opening the drawer to shake it to make sure you get it. texture.

When the chickpeas are cooked to your liking, it’s time to eat them. They are the good side, fun but filled with salad and plate fillings, and a great snack straight out of the deep fryer basket, although I recommend putting them in a different container before eating – this basket can get very hot and I hate you getting burned.

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