Jamaican Chickpea Fritters

Jamaican Chickpea Fritters - Hot and tasty - A kitchen workhorse and the foundation of many party Appetizers, Hors d'oeuvre, and Snacks
Rated 4.7 / 5 based on 11 reviews

Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 35 min
Yield: 8 Serving

Nutrition Facts:
240 calories
9 grams fat

Ingredients

1 can (16 oz.) chickpeas, drained

½ med. onion, chopped (about ½ c.)

½ c. flour

2 lg. eggs

2 cloves garlic, slivered

¾ t. hot red pepper sauce

½ t. salt

¼ t. freshly ground pepper

3 scallions, chopped

1 c. chopped fresh parsley

¼ c. vegetable oil

Hot Pepper Mayonnaise (recipe follows)

Hot Pepper Mayonnaise:

    1 lg. egg, room temp.

    1 tsp. Dijon mustard

    pinch salt

    ½ c. vegetable oil

    1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced

    1 tsp. chopped fresh coriander

    1 t. fresh lime juice

    ½ t. red wine vinegar

    dash hot red pepper sauce

    pinch cayenne pepper

    Directions

    Make Hot Pepper Mayonnaise.

    Process chickpeas, onion, flour eggs, garlic, red pepper sauce, salt, and pepper in food processor or blender just until slightly chunky (5-6 pulses). Transfer to mixing bowl and stir in scallions and parsley. If serving fritters hot, heat oven to 250F.

    Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium high heat until small drop of batter makes lively sizzle. Drop batter by ½ tablespoonfuls into oil and flatten slightly with spatula. Fry until bottom is brown (1-2 min.), then turn and brown second side. Transfer fritters to paper towels to drain. Keep warm in oven or let cool to room temperature. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve with pepper mayonnaise.

    Hot Pepper Mayonnaise:

    Process egg, mustard, and salt in food processor of blender until mixed. With machine running, add oil in thin, steady stream and process until emulsified. Transfer mayonnaise to small bowl and stir in remaining ingredients. Refrigerate covered until ready to serve.

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