ceci fritters

Ceci or chickpeas are a staple ingredient in Tuscany and these simple ceci fritters are great as an appetizer or can serve as a part of a weekday meal. Made with just a handful of fresh ingredients, they are fast to prepare and are ready to serve in less than 20 minutes.

I love serving them with a lemony Greek yogurt dressing or fresh tahini.



  • A can of chickpeas or fresh cooked chickpeas
  • handful of flour
  • fresh chopped parsley
  • Fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • salt/ pepper to taste


In a bowl, combine the fritter ingredients and use a fork to mash everything together. It will take a little elbow grease, and you can do it faster using a mini food processor, but it definitely works fine with a fork.

Divide this mixture into approximately 6 thin patties. Keeping them thin will ensure that the chickpea fritters cook well on the inside without burning on the outside.

Heat up some vegetable oil in a pan and then fry the patties for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until golden brown and firm. That’s it. Now you are ready to add these to salads, dip them in a sauce or simply enjoy them on their own!



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