Food - Drink
The Potato Alternative That Will Shake Up Your French Fries
By BRIANNA CORLEY
Americans consume almost 30 pounds of french fries per person per year, and while much of this amount undoubtedly comes from restaurants and fast food chains, many home cooks make their own fries as well. For the french fry lover who's trying to cut down on cards, try making fries with this high-protein alternative to potatoes.
Chickpea flour is often used in fried dishes that call for a batter, but this flour also makes an excellent, more nutritious alternative to french fries. Chickpea flour fries are crispy on the outside with a custard-like center, but with much less saturated fat than traditional fries, so you even have some wiggle room for a tasty dipping sauce.
To make chickpea fries, you’ll need chickpea flour, olive oil, salt, pepper, and sunflower oil. Heat the olive oil and water in a pan on medium-high heat until boiling, add the flour and seasoning, then cook until combined and refrigerate for 30 minutes; then, cut the solid batter into pieces, fry them in sunflower oil, and then savor your potato-free fries.