Good recipes to share with friends.
I’ve been obsessing over chickpeas for the last month. I really wanted to perfect a fried chickpea recipe, and I think I’ve finally come up with a winner, which I affectionately call Fried and True.
In my crazy exploration of fried chickpea recipes, I was hoping to imitate an appetizer from a local pub. Unfortunately, I didn’t really get that close. However, I did find many other people who share my love for these chickpeas, but no one with a reasonable facsimile of the much-loved dish. I guess some chefs just need to keep their secrets close to their heart.
Luckily (for you) I’m not about keeping secrets, so you can bring these tasty bites to your next potluck and share them freely with friends. Of course, don’t forget to share the recipe too.
I shouldn’t say chefs are all about secrets (I also shouldn’t say that I’m a chef). I recently got a cookbook filled with recipes from Calgary’s top restaurant chefs. It’s called Calgary Cooks and it comes filled with so many goodies, well worth a spot on anyone’s bookshelf, even if you’re not from Calgary. Once you try some of these recipes, your mouth will be watering for more and you’ll wish you were in Calgary.
In celebration of the recipe’s title, here’s a song called “Tried and True” by a band I’ve loved since I was a teenager, Ween. They’re a silly band who have explored almost every style of music imaginable. This one holds a special place in my heart though as it comes from the first Ween album I bought.
Now to get frying!
Fried and True Chickpeas