Chickpea & Shrimp fried patties

July 31, 2012

Author Notes: This is based on a recipe from the Greek Island of Samos that matches up great with Yogurt & Tahini Sauce! Try them as appetizers or snacks with beer or white wine! You can soak and boil the chick peas or used canned ones. I like Organic canned ones that are preserved in soy water.Julie Yefsi

Makes: 30 patties



  • 1 can or 300 grams (soaked & boiled) chick peas
  • 3 medium onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon estragon
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cups self rising flour (add more if needed)
  • 1 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 cup ouzo or mastic liqueur
  • 12 pieces medium shrimp boiled and peeled
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil for the mix and extra Oil for frying

Dipping Sauce

  • 2 cups greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 4-5 drops of lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron
In This Recipe



  1. Chop the onions, the garlic and the parsley
  2. Boil, peel and clean the shrimp. Chop them in small byte size pieces
  3. In a blender mix the chopped onions and garlic add the chick peas and blend together.
  4. Transfer to a bowl. Add the seasoning, the estragon, the water and mix. Add the flour a spoon at a time and continue to mix. Add the ouzo or liquer, the shrimp and finally the parsley and one tablespoon of olive oil. Your mix should be a thick batter.
  5. Shape into patties and fry them in very hot oil.

Dipping Sauce

  1. In a bowl mix all ingredients very well.

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