Spiced Chickpea Fritters | Naturally Ella

If I can turn something into a fritter or cake, I will. They are comforting, easy, and can be a perfect addition to a weekly meal plan. I’m always a fan of these cauliflower cakes and quinoa cakes, but these chickpea fritters are a solid all-season recipe. If you have cooked chickpeas on hand, you can most likely make these fritters. For the spice, I use Ras El Hanout for a Moroccan flair but you could easily swap that out for something less involved.

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Spiced Chickpea Fritters

Preparation 10 mins 2017-06-24T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 20 mins 2017-06-24T00:20:00+00:00 Serves 2 servings     adjust servings Calories 286 kcal
Spiced Chickpea Fritters | Naturally Ella

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas drained and rinsed if using canned
  • 1/3 cup minced flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup scallions whites and greens
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat panko
  • 1 tablespoon Ras El Hanout spice see note
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt see note
  • Oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Place chickpeas in a large bowl. Using a potato masher, mash chickpeas until almost all the chickpeas are broken down. There should be some variation in textures. Stir in the remaining ingredients and let sit while skillet is heating.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Divide the chickpea mixture into 8, ½” thick patties. Place in the hot oil and cook until crisp and golden, 4 to 5 minutes per side.
  3. Serve as topping for salads or on their own sprinkle with feta/parsley.

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Recipe Notes

Recipe Notes

Tips & Tricks: I like using this Ras El Hanout Recipe but you could use store-bought or a different spice blend.

Stock up: get the pantry ingredients you will need: chickpeas, parsley, eggs

Nutrition: see the information.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 286 kcal Calories from fat
% Daily Value

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

Chickpea Fritters

variations

Given the limit ingredients in these chickpea fritters, there’s not much you can swap out but there are ways you can make these fit to your diet such as a vegan or gluten-free version.

Gluten-Free: use gluten-free panko or pulse oatmeal in a food processor/blender until it’s coarse like panko.

Vegan: Use your favorite egg substitute- I’ve done flax eggs with success.

Spices: You could easily flavor these with different spice mixture. Occasionally I will add smoked paprika or cumin by itself instead of a spice blend.

Usage variations

Crumbled: After cooking the fritters or using as leftover, crumble onto salads, into wraps, or as a topping for grain bowls.

Sandwiches: Stuff leftover patties in pita smeared with hummus and extra vegetables.