> I stopped at the local produce market to pick up a couple of things when
> I spotted a small display of fresh garbanzos.
> I had never seen them before.
> I bought about a quarter of a pound - they were 4.99 per pound. They are
> very light but there are also a lot of empty pods so you have to pick
> What do you do with them beside just eat them raw. They have a very
> green, fresh taste.
> Here's a picture.
Spread them on a cookie tray that has been lightly buttered, after
tossing them in a small bit of chicken stock and mashed, puree of garlic.
If you have a cookie sheet with sides, that will hold a bit of liquid,
add just enough to cover the bottom of the cookie sheet, with the mashed
garlic and the fresh garbonzoes and put in a 375F (hotish?) oven for
about 5 - 7 minutes or till desired degree of doneness. Still once or
twice and if you do it right the chicken stock and garlic will begin to
Serve on bread or as a side or toss with a vinaigrette for salad.
A bit of salt and pepper of course, i even like to use cayenne flakes.
And if you have another favorite herbs and spices by all means experiment.
You might even try pureeing them as for humus after they are cooked a bit.
I cant imagine my self paying such a price for them though, i get the
dried for about .50 cents per pound.
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