Chick pea “french fries”

From a Mark Bittman recipe, these are easy, delicious, and certainly healthier than traditional fries.

1 c chick pea flour
2 c water
1 tsp salt
few grindings black pepper
2 TB olive oil
vegetable oil for frying

Put the flour, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Boil the water and add slowly to the flour, whisking to prevent lumps. Scrape the mixture into a saucepan, preferably non-stick, and heat to a simmer, stirring (a rubber spatula works well). Add the olive oil and continue to cook and stir for another minute. While still hot, scrape into an oiled 8×8 or 9×9 inch baking pan and spread out into an even layer. Refrigerate for an hour or more.

Remove the now-congealed mixture to a cutting board and blot off any accumulated moisture with a paper towel. Cut into french fry shaped sticks. You can deep-fry these or, perhaps easier, pan fry in at least 1/4 inch of oil, turning as needed, until golden brown all over – 5 or 6 minutes. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain and sprinkle with additional S&P. Can be served with lemon wedges as a break from the ever-present ketchup.

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