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    I bought some dried chick peas. How do I cook them? What do you do with yours to make them taste good? I've never had them before.

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    I buy the canned ones(so u could do this after cooking yours), but I really like throwing about 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil and loads of spices(I like things like chilli powder, garlic/onion powders etc) into a bowl or plastic bag until the peas are all coated in the mixture and shove em on a baking plate in the oven at around 400 for 5-10 min...they come out all crispy and flavourfull...nice snack!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdupdike
    I bought some dried chick peas. How do I cook them? What do you do with yours to make them taste good? I've never had them before.
    With dried chick-peas you should soak them overnight first (boiling water) then drain the water off and add fresh water, then bring to the boil and reduce to a heavy simmer for 30-45 mins.

    You can also do it the 'faster' way and rinse, put in pot with water, bring to the boil and then allow them to simmer for 2-4 hrs with the lid on (or use a crock pot).

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    I soak them overnight and cook them in a preassure cooker.

    Caution .. dont eat too much at one time... they are quite .. um .. 'potent'

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    arent falafels made from chickpeas? those things are grub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cappo5150
    arent falafels made from chickpeas? those things are grub.
    Among other things (exactly what will depend on the quality), yes falafels have chickpeas in them.

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    whats a falafel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thajeepster
    whats a falafel?
    It is a chick-pea pattie. Usually made with other things as well (cracked wheat, beans, herbs etc)...

    Picture is here.

    I homemake a bastardised version of them sometimes with chick-peas, some wheatbran or oatbran to bind, garlic, onions, herbs/spices (cummin, coriander, chilli, pepper) and egg whites. You can also throw in a can of tuna to get a complete meal (if you add some vegetables on the side).

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    are they good? Do you have a full recipe?

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