Simple, vegetarian recipes found for and cooked at our Co-op.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Chickpea Snacks

I wanted something nice and simple for this week's guff food. For those of you who don't live in a co-op, guff stands for General Unspecified Free Food. Each House buys communal ingredients from a organic farmer; everyone in the house is allowed to cook with them. In the summer we don't eat every meal together like in the school year. Instead, the house selects a "guff cook" who makes one food item per week for the House. The cook receives one work hour per week, so the recipes have to be pretty simple and easily multipliable. As the guff cook, I've made soup several times over the past couple of weeks and tonight had to be something different. So.... dunt dunt duhhh. 

Chickpea Snacks! 

You'll know when they're done because they'll have turned a nice brown-orange colour and gotten all crunchy.

You'll Need
  • 2 cups of dry chickpeas 
  • Some H2O
  • Salt
  • Garlic Salt 
  • Cayenne Pepper 
  • Canola Oil 
You Should: 
  1. Soak the dried chickpeas overnight in water 
  2. Dry them (duh)
  3. Coat them in oil and spice them to your liking
  4. Bake them at 450 degrees for 30 minutes until they're roasted
makes four servings 

Pretty easy, eh? 

1 comment:

  1. Oh yeah, they had something like this in Turkey that people eat a lot. They don't add spices to them, so it is just crunchy chikpeas basically. I thought it was disgusting: like eating chalky, pasty popcorn.

    Probably a little better with spices, I'm guessing.