Garbanzo beans are blended in batches until pureed and then blended again with eggs, bread crumbs and thyme. This fragrant concoction is formed into patties - twelve in all - and then fried. You can save time by using canned garbanzo beans.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 1 (16 ounce) package dry chickpeas
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 1/2 cups dry bread cubes
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
In a large pot cover the garbanzo beans with at least 12 cups water. Cook over medium heat for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, or until tender. Check occasionally, as you might need to add more water.
Working in small batches, in a blender, on either the chop or blend setting, process garbanzo beans. Blend until the mixture is a paste. Add onions, thyme, salt and pepper to the mixture; mix well. Add bread cubes and egg; mix well.
Form the garbanzo bean mixture into patties.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry patties until each side is golden brown.