Dijon Mustard Chickpea Fritters

These crispy little Dijon Mustard Chickpea Fritters make a fun holiday appetizer or can easily be turned into a main course for a busy weeknight meal.

These fritters are great to make ahead of time if you are doing your Sunday meal prep or readying for a holiday gathering and don’t want to be cooking last minute. You can form the patties in advance and layer them with parchment paper in a storage container in your fridge so that all you have to do is heat them on the stovetop (3-4 minutes per side) before serving. You can also make the dipping sauce ahead of time.

Dijon Mustard Chickpea Fritters
 
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Recipe Type: Appetizer
Serves: 15 fritters
Ingredients
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1, 15 ounce can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained, rinsed and mostly dried
  • 1 cup fresh Italian flat leaf parsley (large, tough stems removed)
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons certified gluten-free oats
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • ¾ teaspoon fine salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil for pan frying
  • 1 batch of my 3-Ingredients Homemade Vegan Honey Mustard Sauce for dipping
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, pulse the shallot and garlic until finely minced. Add to the processor the garbanzo beans, parsley, oats, Maille Dijon Originale mustard, salt and pepper. Pulse 5-10 times until the mixture is easily formed into balls.*
  2. Using a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop the batter into your hands. Form into balls or patties using your dry hands.**
  3. Heat a 12-inch nonstick pan over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Once the oil is hot (about 2-3 minutes), place the patties on the pan evenly spaced out (they should not be touching). Cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes per side until golden brown on both the top and bottom. You may need to add 1 more tablespoon of oil if you do this in two batches or if you want more of the edge to be crispy.
  4. Serve immediately while hot (or store and warm before serving). Serve with my 3-Ingredient Homemade Vegan Honey Mustard dipping sauce.
  5. Fritters and sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. I have not tried freezing and thawing them but I imagine these would freeze and thaw well.
Notes
* To know when it processed enough, pinch the mixture between two fingers and it should easily stick together. You don't want to over process or it will turn into mush, but you also don't want any chunks of chickpeas. A couple are okay but if it is too loose it will fall apart. See my process shots in the post above as a reference (the second food processor overhead shot).

**I like to roll the mixture into balls and then slightly flatten the top and bottom between the palms of my hands to form mini patties. I go around the edges with my fingers to make sure there are no cracks or loose pieces around the edge. The cookie scoop I use helps to ensure the patties are the same size. You could form them into any size you want though. Using the 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop this recipe yields 15 fritters. You could double the recipe if you are serving a larger crowd.
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