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Chickpea Fries (Chickpea Panisse)

Have you ever made Chickpea Fries? Also called Chickpea Panisse, these healthy oven baked fries are vegan, gluten-free, and packed with protein. A street food style recipe that's an amazing appetizer or snack, these chickpea fries are simple to make and delicious.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine French
Keyword Chickpea fries, Panisse
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Chilling time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 299kcal


  • 6 cups water
  • 3 cups chickpea flour
  • 1 tsp each salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp parsley finely minced
  • 2 Tbsp oregano finely minced


Make the Chickpea Panisse

  • Generously butter or oil a 9 x 11 baking sheet and set aside.
  • In a large pot, bring the water to the boil over medium-high heat.
  • Once the water is boiling, reduce the heat to medium and whisk in the chickpea flour a little bit at a time.
  • Continue whisking for about 10 minutes, until the mixture is thick and smooth (I find that a few lumps are unavoidable, but you won't notice them later).
  • Stir in the olive oil, herbs, and a bit of salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour the chickpea mixture into the greased baking sheet and spread out into an even layer. Once it has cooled slightly, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight.

Make the Chickpea Fries

  • Pre-heat your oven to 400°F / 200°C (this is a good place for your convection fan, if you've got one).
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat. Slice the firm batter into sticks for chickpea fries.
  • Line them up on the baking sheet, and brush with a bit of olive oil.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then turn to the other side, brush again, and replace in the oven to bake for another 10 minutes. They should be slightly golden and crispy on the outside.
  • Remove from the oven, salt generously, and serve with dip and a glass of rosé.


  • Nutrition values are an estimate only


Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 536mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 3.7mg