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Chickpeas?

Hi Rachael,

I am a huge fan.  Just a question… Why do you use canned chickpeas for the Falafel recipes? I am from the Middle East. I make it all the time. In the original recipe we use chickpeas that are soaked over night not boiled.  Thanks.

-Suhaila

Dear Suhaila,

If you have the time and the dried chickpeas, you can soak them overnight or boil them for 30 minutes to soften them.  Canned chickpeas are a shortcut and will do in a pinch!

-The Cooks

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