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A question about a recipe: Crispy Chickpea Waffles With Herby Israeli Salad & Harissa Tahini Sauce

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I have a question about the recipe "Crispy Chickpea Waffles With Herby Israeli Salad & Harissa Tahini Sauce" from Emma Laperruque. Would it be possible to get a weight or volume measurement for canned chickpeas in this recipe?

asked by Sarah 2 months ago

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Ttrockwood
added 2 months ago

The chickpeas are dry- not canned. 8oz weight dry before soaking overnight.

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Nancy
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added 2 months ago

Sarah - If I understand your question, you want to convert the dried chickpea measure given in the recipe to ones that are already cooked (commercially, in a can, or at home).
To do this, use charts found either in cookbooks or on the web. For example:
https://www.thespruceeats.com/dried-bean-conversions-and-measurements-1388322

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Sarah
added 2 months ago

Yes, Nancy, that was the point exactly. Thank you for the link.

So...

1/2 pound dried chickpeas

should equal about

1 cup of dried beans (2 cups of dried beans = 1 pound of dried beans)

and a "heaping 1/2 cup" of dried beans = one 15-ounce can of beans

which means two 15-ounce cans o' beans should be what this recipe calls for.

I was just hoping to avoid doing separate approximate calculations from several sites, but at least the above all comes from the same place.

Emma Laperruque
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added 2 months ago

Hi Sarah! I actually wouldn't recommend using canned chickpeas. Because they're fully cooked, they're fairly different from the soaked—but still raw—dried chickpeas that the recipe was tested with.

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Sarah
added 2 months ago

Thanks, Emma! That's really interesting. I usually buy dried anyway, but I have a couple of cans. I'll leave the cans for another recipe.

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