Mustard and Chickpea Fritters with Harissa Aioli
Recipe Type: Appetizer, Side
Serves: 2 servings as an entree, 4 as an appetizer
Crisp and flavored with Dijon, garlic, and onions, fry up these fritters now and douse them in the addictive harissa sauce.
  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • ½ medium yellow onion, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 2-3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • canola oil
  • ⅓ 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, 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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