I had set out to make chickpea gnocchis; I am not sure if it was the recipe (it did come from one of the best-looking French/Italian blogs out there) or my poor skills, but the fact was that this big lump of dough did not inspire me and I threw it away.
Using sage from the patio, walnuts from the freezer, leftover chickpeas and butter, I made this instead.
It is crunchy, its delicious, it has the subtle fragrance of roasted butter (what the French call beurre noisette).
Did you ever try fried sage leaves? You will eat these crispy and dainty gems like popcorn.
- 2 cups of chickpeas, cooked
- 1/3 cup of unsalted butter
- salt, to taste
- 24 sage leaves (or more)
- 1/2 cup of walnuts, chopped coarsely (or pecans or hazelnuts)
- Place the butter in a skillet; let it froth then drop the sage leaves and walnuts; let the leaves fry gently in butter and then add the chickpeas and some salt. Combine and serve.
NOTE: Be careful not to let the butter burn, it should just take on a caramel color and hazelnut fragrance.
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