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The Conscientious Cook

Chickpea Fries

I was first introduced to these beauties at the First Aid Box in Herne Hill and they blew me away, so tasty and delicious.  I’ve only just got around to recreating them at home and they are just as good!  I served these with a  simple chipotle mayonnaise and the kids loved them too.   They are super quick to prepare and should be done the night before you need to eat them.  They are much healthier than normal fries but they are more substantial.  They are great as a starter, canapé or alternative with your steak or fish!


1 cup Chickpea flour

2 cups water

1/2 tsp onion powder

1tbsp chopped fresh thyme

1/2 tsp garlic granules

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp Freshly ground black pepper


Line a loaf tin with greaseproof paper

Mix dry ingredients together and then whisk in the water to ensure a lump free mixture

Pour into a heavy based pan, gradually heat the mixture together to form a thick custard consistency, whisk so remains lump free.

When thick pour into the prepared tin and leave to cool, cover and put in fridge overnight.

When ready to use, the mixture will have set solid (rubbery consistency), remove from the tin and cut into 1cm thick slices

Heat enough rapeseed oil or coconut oil in a heavy based pan, about 1/2cm deep and shallow fry in batches.  Roughly 4 mins each side or until golden brown and crispy.

Enjoy with a chipotle mayonnaise