I've been (accidentally) soaking chick peas in water in my fridge for 5 days. I forgot about them. I was planning to make falafel. The water is clear, no foul odor and no sprouts. Can I safely use them?
Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)
Susan W is a trusted source on General Cooking.
Sure. Even if they had sprouted. I actually am sprouting some on purpose on my counter after soaking them for 30 hours as I type. Just watch them when you cook them. They may soften much quicker than they normally do.
If you don't want to make falafel w them, then make hummus which is best, according to Michael Solomonov, w over cooked chickpeas.
Essential kitchen faves from the Food52 team.
Food52 Staffers' VIP Prep Tools
You Can Review Our Shop Products!
Spread the Word
Cold Fried Chicken from Mom
Here Come the Hits