Panelle – Sicilian Chickpea Fritters
These Vegan and Gluten Free fritters are perfect for tea time
- 2 cups chickpea flour
- 1 teaspoon salt plus more for sprinkling
- ½ teaspoon ground white pepper
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
- oil for frying
In a saucepan, combine chickpea flour and 3 cups water. Stir until very smooth.
Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring continuously with a whisk to avoid lumps.
Add salt, pepper and parsley. Continue cooking, stirring continuously for another 5 minutes until the consistency is like a thick porridge.
Transfer to a lightly oiled surface or dish. Spread in a layer about ½” thick.
Leave to cool and set.
Cut into rectangles or use a half moon shaped cookie cutter and cut into crescent shapes.
Heat enough oil for deep frying.
Add panelle and fry until golden brown.
Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with a little more salt, as soon as it comes out of the oil.
Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 259mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 97IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 2mg