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Chickpea Croquettes

These easy-to-make croquettes combine chickpeas with an authentic blend of Middle Eastern spices—sumac, cumin, and coriander. Serve the dish with the Cilantro-Yogurt Sauce for a fresh, bright contrast of flavors.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients: 

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2 14-oz. cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
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½ cup breadcrumbs
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¼ cup olive oil
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8 sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil (2 oz.), drained and finely chopped
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2 Tbs. sumac, optional
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1 Tbs. ground coriander
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1 Tbs. ground cumin
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3 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbs.)
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½ cup all-purpose flour
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2 Tbs. canola oil for frying

Instructions: 

  1. Pulse chickpeas, breadcrumbs, olive oil, tomatoes, sumac, if desired, coriander, cumin, and garlic in food processor until roughly puréed. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Roll mixture into walnut-size patties with your hands. (Mixture should make 18 medium-size croquettes or 24 smaller ones.) Dredge croquettes in flour, and shake off any excess.
  3. Heat oil in skillet over medium-low heat, and add half of croquettes. Brown croquettes 2 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining croquettes.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
372
Protein: 
10 g
Total Fat: 
17 g
Saturated Fat: 
2 g
Carbohydrates: 
47 g
Cholesterol: 
0 mg
Sodium: 
542 mg
Fiber: 
8 g
Sugar: 
0 g
Yield: 
Serves 6

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I tried the recipe, the taste was good but the croquettes were hard to get with the fork, it was like eating crumbs.