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Chickpea potato broccoli patties

Chickpea and vegetable patties Chickpea and vegetable patties

Chickpea potato broccoli patties, scrumptiously golden, and so addictive. Great as an appetizer or a healthy snack in between meals, and definitely perfect to take on a picnic. They are so easy to make, you’ll never buy ready-made patties again.

You wouldn’t think much of a tin of chickpeas, it’s really cheap – a 400 g tin costs about £0.50, yet you get so much goodness for that bargain. Chickpeas are rich in fiber and protein, and are also loaded with vitamins and minerals that are essential to a healthy body. Pretty amazing, isn’t it? Buying a package of chickpeas would save you even more money, although l admit it’s just dead easy to open a tin that has the chickpeas already cooked and ready to use, than soak them overnight and then boil for a bit. Call me lazy, but if l can save some time, why not use shortcuts?

Chickpea potato broccoli patties

Chickpea potato broccoli patties

Did you know that the liquid in which they are boiled is also amazing? I used to pour it down the drain without thinking twice about it, but believe it or not, it’s an incredible alternative to egg whites, perfect for whipping off a delicious meringue or any other dessert that requires egg whites to be beaten. The term used is a bit fancy: aquafaba, but it honestly works perfectly, l made a delicious chocolate mousse using the chickpea liquid, have a look at this recipe: Peppermint chocolate mousse with aquafaba. It’s of course suitable for vegetarians and vegans, you really won’t miss the real thing.

My patties are super yummy, and l could not stop eating them. I had some veggies left that needed cooking sooner rather than later and l put them to great use. I chose to remove the chickpeas skin, I know it is such a task, a very boring one, but in this end, all the effort pays off, as you get smooth texture, plus you can mash them a lot more easier. Leek and potatoes work great together, so you know these patties can only be super delicious.

Chickpea potato broccoli patties

Chickpea potato broccoli patties

When you add egg to the mashed mixture, this tends to becomes pretty soft, that  is why it is advisable to chill the patties in te fridge for at least one hour before frying them, otherwise they won’t keep their shape while frying. A good tip when you shape the patties is to moist your hands, in this way the mixture won’t stick to your hands, and you get nicely-shaped patties. I would not deep fry them, just shallow frying should do, just get the oil very hot beforehand. And that’s it, really!

Chickpea potato broccoli patties

Chickpea potato broccoli patties


Chickpea potato broccoli patties


5 from 7 votes
Chickpea and vegetable patties Chickpea and vegetable patties
Chickpea and vegetable patties

Chickpea and vegetable patties with broccoli, potatoes and leeks are a great appetizer or a healthy snack in between meals. Also perfect for a picnic.

Course: Appetizer
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 1 tin chickpeas (400 grams)
  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 1 leek
  • 1/2 broccoli floret
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup golden breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp freshly-chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  1. Drain the chickpea liquid, rinse with water and remove the skin off the chickpeas.

  2. Peel and dice the potatoes and boil in salty water until tender. Drain the water and mash them together with the chickpeas until you get a smooth consistency. Set aside to cool.

  3. Cut the leek and sauté it in one tablespoon of oil until tender, then add the broccoli florets chopped finelly and stir for a minute. Pour half a cup of water and let it simmer until evaporated and the leeks and broccoli are soft.

  4. Mix the leeks and broccoli with the potatoes and chickpeas, season well with salt and pepper, add the breadcrumbs, cheese, parsley and egg and mix well to combine.

  5. Moist your hands and shape patties, then coat them in flour and arrange on a plate. Cover with clingfilm and chill in the fridge for one hour to firm up.

  6. Heat up the oil in a frying pan, and fry the patties on both sides untll golden. Serve warm or cold.

Chickpea potato broccoli patties

Chickpea potato broccoli patties

 Chickpea and vegetable patties

Chickpea and vegetable patties



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  • ronit
    April 10, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    These look so very tasty. Love the addition of cheese in it.

  • Angie Gouchenour
    April 11, 2017 at 9:32 am

    I am going to stand up and admit, I am a chickpea addict lol. These look amazing!

    • Daniela Anderson
      April 11, 2017 at 12:15 pm

      Thank you, Angie! Chickpeas are really amazingly delicious!

  • Caroline
    April 14, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    I do love chickpeas, they are very versatile. These sound tasty.

  • Kelly @ Trial and Eater
    April 14, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    These patties look and sound so delicious! I’m adding this AND aquafaba to my to-try list 🙂

  • Veena Azmanov
    April 14, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    I love vegetable patties but never thought of adding chickpeas to them. Love this. So yum.

  • Adriana Lopez Martn
    April 15, 2017 at 3:54 am

    What a great idea to use chickpeas and potatoes to make a beautiful bite. Perfect for an appetizer but also to add to a salad.

  • ManilaSpoon
    April 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    I would definitely love to snack on these!! These nibbles would be consumed so quickly in our family as we love chickpeas!

  • Alicia Taylor
    April 15, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    I didn’t realize you could do so much with the fluid on chickpeas. I won’t be throwing any more of that away. I also love these fritters! I’m definitely gonna make these. Pinning it to my favorite pinterest board

    • Daniela Anderson
      April 15, 2017 at 6:02 pm

      Thank you, Alicia! So nice of you! ?

  • Stephanie@ApplesforCJ
    April 15, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    These look delicious and something I definitely would love to try. I’ve never tried saving the liquid from chickpeas but sounds like I might be missing out.

  • Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
    April 16, 2017 at 1:24 am

    Totally love using and working with chickpeas. Packed with nutrition, and the perfect meat sub as well. These patties look and sound delicious. Great as a side to many dinners.

  • Sara @ Modern Little Victories
    April 16, 2017 at 2:11 am

    I absolutley love chickpeas and I love how versatile they are that you can make stuff like this with them! These look so flakey and delicious! I need to try these out for sure!

  • Just Jo
    April 16, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Oh yumski! these sound fabulous – I cook my own chickpeas in my Instant Pot which makes them even cheaper. Definitely going to try these 😀

  • Byron Thomas
    April 16, 2017 at 11:39 am

    I’m always looking for ways to incorporate more protein into our diets and we all love chickpeas. This seems like a great way to sneak more veggies into my daughter’s diet.

  • Jennifer Morrisey
    April 16, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    I had absolutely no idea the liquid chickpeas are packed in is so versatile! The patties look and sound amazing, I am definitely going to try this, I think they would make a great appetizer.

  • Sandhya Ramakrishnan
    April 17, 2017 at 3:07 am

    I love vegetable patties and it is a great way to add the vegetable to the kids meal. I also add any kind of bean to the patties ans the chickpeas are one of my favorite. I am guilty of throwing away so many cans of chickpeas liquid. I need to try to use it instead of egg whites.

  • Molly Kumar
    April 17, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Oh I would totally eat 3-4 of them at a go as they look so delicious. Love the recipe 🙂

  • Natalie
    April 17, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    I love making patties for my family. We all love it. I can agree with you, patties are sooo addictive, healthy and just delicious. Love the addition of cheese in this one. I will definitely try this recipe.

  • Kylee from Kylee Cooks
    April 17, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    I love anything with chickpeas, I can see myself making a salad and putting these on top. A little dressing and a yummy dinner!

  • Lori Vachon
    April 17, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    These definitely look flavorful and loaded with deliciousness. My oldest daughter would enjoy these very much!

  • Amy
    April 21, 2017 at 3:08 am

    Lately I’ve been loving savory snacks in the afternoon as a pick me up to get me through til dinner and these seem to fit the bill perfectly!

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