I didn't believe the hype.
Then I made some.
|Don't you love the halo effect? Heavenly, indeed.|
I ate this entire bowl by myself. Well, I ate half of it while they were still piping hot (you can't see it, but I was snatching at them between shots). Then I scolded myself that chickpeas alone do not a balanced meal make, and I ate some carrot sticks and an apple. Then I finished the rest of the bowl. That was an entire can of beans. I would have eaten two cans of beans, but I didn't have another (thank God).
Now I'm kicking myself that I could have had years of chickpea enjoyment under my belt. YEARS, I say! I mean, I gladly cleaned up oily post-fry mess for these! That's love.
And in love, I tell you this, MoFo-ers: believe the hype. Don't make the same mistake I did - get thee to In the Kitchen with A Good Appetite and make thee some. Pronto. Don't have that book? Get thee to this page (and ignore the tepid reviews - I don't know what these folks did, but I got great results from the same formula).
What are you waiting for? Time's wasting! A minute you spend reading this a minute you could be eating fried chickpeas!
And I'm beginning to believe that a minute used not eating fried chickpeas is a very sad minute indeed.