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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Oven Roasted Chickpeas

Recently I've seen two blogs post about roasting chickpeas. They looked so good when I first saw Heavenly Housewife made some and posted her recipe on Donuts to Delirium. Then more recently Jaden Hair posted her version on her Steamy Kitchen blog.

So after I saw Heavenly housewife's I thought I'd give it a try, and you know me I have to put my own spin on it. I tried to make a teriyaki version, and....well it just didn't turn out. Then after seeing Jadens post I think I figured it out. The chickpeas had to be pretty dry first, and with the teriyaki it was just too liquid.
After opening and draining the can of beans rinse them well. I made sure to dry them with some paper towel when I layed them out.

Then spread them out on the stoneware bar pan, then drizzled on a little oil. I salted them a little. In a 400 degree oven roast for 30-40 minutes until nice and crispy. Watch them so they don't burn!

Once out of the oven I sprinkled on some sea salt and chipotle chili powder. You can find it at Penzey's Spices, or I have seen it at whole foods, I think McCormick even make has it. I have been so into this seasining lately. It gives it a nice spicy, smokey flavor without making it too hot. If you have a favotite curry powder you'd like to use this would be great too...or garam masala.

A warning though...they are addictive! At least it's a nice healthy snack!