Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Crispy Cajun Chickpea Cakes

This recipe for Crispy Cajun Chickpea Cakes comes from the Vegan Dad blog.  I tried it a couple of years ago on a whim while searching around the web for Vegan recipes and it was a huge hit.  In fact, it is one of Paul's favourite meals.  He is always asking me about the chickpea patties and even asks me to double the recipe on occasion so there are lots of leftovers.  It is a very easy recipe to make and you can make it either as a side dish, or as a main course if you wish to indulge in loads of chickpea goodness.

This recipe calls for primarily chickpeas, some veggies, and some spices.  We make the following changes to the recipe - we don't use any celery as Paul doesn't like celery, we double the onion, we use a yellow/orange/red pepper instead of a green pepper (we never tend to have green peppers around the house), we add fresh hot peppers (cayenne or whatever is growing in the garden), and we at least double the amount of cayenne spice.  We like them a bit spicier than the recipe originally states.

You can check out the recipe for yourself posted online here - it may quickly become one of your faves, too!

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