Cast Iron

Dijon Chickpea Fritters with Harissa Aioli

April 20, 2015
4.5 Stars
Author Notes

These dijon chickpea fritters are pretty straightfoward to make, not to mention healthy. You can serve these as an entree for two with a nice green salad on the side or as an appetizer for a bigger group. —Vicky | Things I Made Today

  • Serves 2 as entree, 4 as appetizer
  • 15 ounces can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 2-3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • canola oil
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Harissa
In This Recipe
  1. In a large bowl, mash chickpeas with the back of a wooden spoon or a potato masher until they are completely broken down. Add onion, garlic, egg, mustard, salt, and pepper. Mix until fully combined. Add flour, one tablespoon at a time, until there is no visible liquid but it is still relatively wet.
  2. Heat canola oil in a cast iron skillet. Using your hands, form 6-8 fritters and drop them into the hot oil. Cook on each side for 3-6 minutes, until nicely browned, then flip and repeat on remaining side.
  3. Meanwhile, stir together mayonnaise and Harissa.
  4. Serve fritters with Harissa aioli.

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  • Laura McCall
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  • kristinany7

4 Reviews

Laura M. May 19, 2017
How much canola oil do you use to cook them in?
Author Comment
Vicky |. May 21, 2017
Hey Laura! I get the bottom of the pan coated with canola oil - usually 1-3 tablespoons, depending on how big the pan is.
kristinany7 January 25, 2017
There is no mention of what to do with the 2 tablespoons dijon mustard?
Author Comment
Vicky |. January 26, 2017
Sorry about that! They go into the fritters - just updated the recipe.