Have you ever wondered how you can make those mouthwatering crab cakes at home without buying out-of-season crab? Simply replace it with chickpeas, follow this recipe, and be amazed at how delicious these Crispy Lemon Chickpea Fritters are!!
I actually made two batches of these fritters... one with black chickpeas and one with regular chickpeas... and both we absolutely delicious! However, the regular chickpeas did turn out more aesthetically-pleasing. Lol. Either way, I had these chickpeas for lunch and dinner on the same day I made them... and let me say, I will be making them again! They are the perfect balance between a crispy outside and tender inside that just MELTS IN YOUR MOUTH.
So I am assuming that you would typically reach for that sour cream to place a dollop on each of these chickpea fritters, but just give me a chance to say that I think the 2% greek yogurt works just as good! The creaminess and neutral flavor balances out so well with the savory fritters. And don't forget about the surprise crunch when you take a bite into one of those crushed almonds... mhmmm... who is getting hungry?!
I actually added EVEN MORE lemon flavor by using an organic lemon 100% extra virgin olive oil, where the olives and lemons were crushed together at the same time during milling. The flavor is so pronounce in the olive oil that I knew it would be a perfect addition to these crispy chickpea fritters. In case you would like to try out these olive oil, I have it linked here for you to read more on it.
It is time to tie on our aprons and begin cooking deliciousness! 'till next time... xxL
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