Jamaican Chickpea Fritters
Recipe: Appetizer : Jamaican Chickpea Fritters - Hot and tasty - A kitchen workhorse and the foundation of many party Appetizers, Hors d'oeuvre, and SnacksRated 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
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
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
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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