fried chickpeas

fried chickpeas
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fried chickpeas

fried chickpeas recipe

I'll show you how to make fried chickpeas, a popular Cuban dish that's a real treat.

Prep Time 12 hours
Cook Time 1 hour
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 13 hours 10 minutes


  • 1 ½ cup chickpeas
  • 50g chorizo
  • 50g bacon
  • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/2 bell pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika or sweet paprika
  • 1/4 of cup of white wine or dry wine
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon of lard or 2 of oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Water


    1. Soak the chickpeas for 12 hours in a container with enough water (3 or 4 fingers above).
    2. Then, discard the soaking water and cook them in a pot with clean water for 1 hour (until they are completely covered). It would take about 40 minutes if you used a pressure cooker.
    3. When the chickpeas are soft, drain them thoroughly and set them aside.
    4. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the fat and brown the finely chopped bacon until golden. Withdraw and set aside.
    5. Fry the cooked chickpeas for 3 to 5 minutes over medium heat as well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    6. Cook for 1 or 2 minutes more after adding the finely chopped onion, bell pepper, and garlic, as well as the chorizo.
    7. Pour in the wine and tomato puree. Mix everything thoroughly and cook for no more than 3 minutes, or until the alcohol has evaporated. There should be no leftover sauce.
    8. Finally, add the chopped fresh parsley and serve.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per ServingCalories 490Total Fat 28gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 20gCholesterol 35mgSodium 646mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 7gSugar 6gProtein 18g

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