This easy recipe for Italian Chick Pea + Veggie Fritters uses chick pea flour and lots of veggies for a crispy, salty snack that happens to be vegan and gluten free! They're easy to make and always a crowd pleaser - even for kids!
These delicious little fried nubbins are made from a thick batter consisting of chick pea flour and water. They're similar to Panele, a Sicilian snack and are commonly sold throughout the streets of Palermo. They're crispy on the outside, soft and creamy on the inside. Traditionally they're fried in olive oil, which gives them a deep, rich flavor.
These chick pea fritters are really simple to make. You can keep them plain, as you'll usually find them in Italy, or you can gussy them up with different herbs, spices and flavorings. I like to add in a few veggies for a little boost of nutrition, but also for additional flavor and texture.
Oh, and speaking of nutrition, did I mention these happen to be totally vegan and gluten free? Yep. They're also naturally soy free, nut free, egg free and make a great option to serve to anyone with food allergies or dietary restrictions. That's what makes these little guys so amazing. They're loaded with protein, fiber and vitamins, but they just taste like fun, yummy treats. Are they the perfect food? They very well just may be.
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