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Cleaning canned chickpeas(garbanzo beans)
02-27-2015, 08:14 PM
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Cleaning canned chickpeas(garbanzo beans)
As I made my favorite chickpea salad with canned chickpeas(garbanzo beans) this evening, I thought, there has to be a better way to get the skins off of them than handling each chickpea individually.
I would use chickpeas more often(like for making my own hummus) if I could find a faster way to clean them. What works for you?

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02-28-2015, 05:22 PM
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RE: Cleaning canned chickpeas(garbanzo beans)
Hubby suggests buying dried chick peas and rehydrating them. You don't need to skin them....

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02-28-2015, 06:15 PM
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RE: Cleaning canned chickpeas(garbanzo beans)
Thanks for the tip, but I usually have a can in the cupboard, and little time to cook when I decide to make the salad.

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02-28-2015, 06:58 PM
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RE: Cleaning canned chickpeas(garbanzo beans)
Why are the skins undesirable?

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02-28-2015, 08:21 PM
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RE: Cleaning canned chickpeas(garbanzo beans)
The recipe says to take them off. I guess they don't do much for the texture of the salad.

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03-04-2015, 12:48 PM
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RE: Cleaning canned chickpeas(garbanzo beans)
I never skin them for my favorite chick peas recipe (Indian): saute them in ghee with chili powder, turmeric, and cumin. Yummy!

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03-05-2015, 02:00 PM
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RE: Cleaning canned chickpeas(garbanzo beans)
I've used garbanzos pretty extensively(fritters-hummus-sautes) and never skinned 'em. It may make a small textural difference, but imo probably not enough to justify the extreme PIA of skinning each pea.

Of course, your mileage may vary...

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03-05-2015, 09:21 PM (This post was last modified: 03-05-2015 09:25 PM by LiveToCook.)
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RE: Cleaning canned chickpeas(garbanzo beans)
This will not make you happy... There is no miracle way of doing this other than doing them one by one. A chef I know, he is originaly from Morocco and he says that they were doing this one by one when he was a kid and he still does it today in industrial quantities when he cooks Moroccan for us at home. (This is probably the reason why he has a French restaurant and does not do MoroccanBig Grin). He says to his knowledge there is nothing out there that will do it faster or in a mechanized fashion.
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03-05-2015, 09:58 PM
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RE: Cleaning canned chickpeas(garbanzo beans)
(03-05-2015 09:21 PM)LiveToCook Wrote:  This will not make you happy... There is no miracle way of doing this other than doing them one by one. A chef I know, he is originaly from Morocco and he says that they were doing this one by one when he was a kid and he still does it today in industrial quantities when he cooks Moroccan for us at home. (This is probably the reason why he has a French restaurant and does not do MoroccanBig Grin). He says to his knowledge there is nothing out there that will do it faster or in a mechanized fashion.

Thanks LTC.
I guess I'll have to work on that and let the world know the new easy way. Big Grin

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