Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Chickpea Coconut Patties & Lemon-Tahini Oat Bran

This is not fried chicken. Only looks like it.
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Now this is the first of two chickpea-coconut related recipes debuting this week. Yesterday, I created an amazing "filet" that I cannot wait to share with you all! 
Most of these crafty innovations are from "All That I Have On Hand." It's something we all are famous for- not desiring to trek towards grocery store. Refrigerator and cabinets can have some amazing ingredients to work with.
The lemon-tahini oat bran was to mimic a hummus like consistency while providing a "grain" component to complete the meal. I loved the creaminess and cannot believe how amazing it tastes without annoying lumps. I don't like oat bran lumps- not good tasting at all! Coconut Chickpea Patties, on the other hand, are crispy on the outside (and for some reason cannot fathom why these photographs make it look like friend "chicken") and tender on the inside. Very impressed with this dish. Then again, I only share what succeeds. Heehee. :D

Chickpea Coconut Patties & Lemon-Tahini Oat Bran Ingredients and Preparation

olive oil or coconut oil
1 15 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs (used Ian's Italian Seasoning Panko Breadcrumbs)
3 tablespoon flour
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 1/2 cup water
1/2 cup oat bran (used Trader Joe's Toasted Oat Bran)
1/3 cup tahini
2 tablespoon lemon juice
lemon zest from one lemon
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Heat skillet with an inch of oil.
Mash the chickpeas until oblivion. Use a blender or food processor if necessary.
Mix with coconut, breadcrumbs, flour, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
Form into four patties and carefully drop one in the skillet at a time, cooking each side for 5-7 minutes and be wary of hot grease!
These are fragile babies- flip them over with tender care. Lay on a towel to douse excess oil.
For oat bran- bring water to a boil and stir in oat bran to prevent lumps. Turn off heat after two minutes.
Add tahini, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.

Steamed veggies would also make a great side component- broccoli, carrots, or Brussels sprouts especially.
Delicious close up.
Yum. Yum.

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