Gluten Free Chickpea Nuggets
I have about 30 small ones with this recipe
3 C cooked chickpeas, rinsed and drained
4 T toasted sesame oil
Juice of 1 small lemon, or ½ of a medium or large lemon
4 large cloves garlic, minced
3 T gluten-free soy sauce
1 C GF flour
1-2 tsp xanthan gum
2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried sage
½-1 tsp smoked paprika, to taste\
Mixing the wet ingredients: mash the chickpeas in a large mixing bowl. Add the oil, lemon juice, garlic and GF soy sauce Mash again a couple of times to mix in the liquids. Chickpeas should be smooshed; some smooth, some can be partially whole.
Mixing the dry ingredients: In a small bowl, combine the dry ingredients and stir with a fork until thoroughly blended.
Add dry to wet. Wet hand and make lil nugget shapes. You don't want them too thick. Add a tiny bit of oil to a pan, put on medium heat and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side. Cover the pan with a lid so you don't have to bathe them in oil to cook them.
Let them cool and enjoy
Taste Review: boyfriend non gluten meat eater approved. I also loved them. We dipped them in ketchup. The sweetness really balanced the taste out nicely .Also try as meatballs in some yummy marinara sauce