In the Kitchen with Eric...finally!

In the Kitchen with Eric...finally!

By Eric Eisenberg
Executive Chef

 Here' s a great low-fat protein rich snack that'll keep you focused on that big bowl game and not that big bowl of chips!

Sweet and Spicy Garbanzo Snacks

1  14oz can of garbanzo beans - drained, rinsed and dried on some paper towel to remove excess water
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon dark chili powder
1 Tablespoon mustard powder
2 Tablespoons chopped parsley or  flakes
2 teaspoons of fresh ground pepper ( I used a 3 pepper blend ; white, black, pink peppercorns)
1 Tablespoon ground coriander seed
1 Tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes( optional if you like it extra spicy)
2 teaspoons sugar
2 Tablespoons soy sauce

Method:
1. heat 1 Tbsp of the oil in  a skillet large enough for all the garbanzos to cover the bottom in a single layer ( or cook them in batches)
2. into the remaining oil mix the mustard, pepper, chili powder, garlic powder, parsley and ground coriander into a paste
3. add the garbanzos and coat all the beans well, add the sugar and mix just a couple of times to distribute the sugar, don't mix in the sugar too much.  Put all the beans into a very hot pan and as I instruct in the video don't mess around with them too much, you want nice coloration on all sides so stir them only occasionally.
4. When the steam and the sizzle fade away add the soy sauce and stir the beans well to ensure that soy sauce gets distributed. Continue cooking until they are dry and crispy.

Serve...munch!  (Actually for optimum enjoyment let them cool a little - or even make them way before guests arrive , the day before will even work.)

(Previously published at http://ericeatsinpublic.wordpress.com/2011/02/02/in-the-kitchen-with-eric-finally/)

Comments
Anne
That sounds delicious, Eric. I've got to try it.

And congratulations on your weight loss! I too have been struggling with this all my life, so I sympathize.

I'm a telecommuter now, but on the rare occasions when I come in, I love to eat in the cafeteria. It's so much better than it was when I started.
4/19/2011 4:20:48 PM
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