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?
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The chickpeas are dry- not canned. 8oz weight dry before soaking overnight.
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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:
Yes, Nancy, that was the point exactly. Thank you for the link.
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.
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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.
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.