Cast Iron

Dijon Chickpea Fritters with Harissa Aioli

October  4, 2022
2 Ratings
  • Serves 2 as entree, 4 as appetizer
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

What You'll Need
  • 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
  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?
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?
Vicky |. January 26, 2017
Sorry about that! They go into the fritters - just updated the recipe.