Fried Garbanzo Beans

Fried Garbanzo Beans

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Fried Garbanzo Beans
These are a wonderful treat enjoyed plain or as I used them, in place of croutons on a salad. This is a very basic recipe I made for a specific dish. The possibilities for these are truly endless. Let your imagination and personal tastes guide you when making these for yourself. They are definitely enjoyed as fresh as possible.
Course Appetizer, Misc
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Course Appetizer, Misc
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat saute over medium-high heat.
  2. Once pan is hot, add olive oil.
  3. Carefully add garbanzo beans.
  4. Saute garbanzo beans for 15-20 minutes stirring frequently.
  5. Using a slotted spoon, remove garbanzo beans to a paper towel lined bowl.
  6. Remove paper towel and toss with paprika and salt.
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Bacon Onion Crouton Recipe

Bacon Onion Croutons

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Bacon Onion Croutons
I hate to admit it but I used to use bulk pre-made croutons at the first restaurant I was the chef at. I resisted for so long making my own. At the time it was more an issue of time then quality. That all changed the day I made croutons from scratch for a private party. I sneaked a fresh crouton of the pan and popped it my mouth and never again did I use pre-made croutons.
Course Misc, Soups/Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
Salads
Ingredients
Course Misc, Soups/Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
Salads
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cut bread into small cubes and place in a large bowl.
  3. Drizzle warm bacon fat over bread.
  4. Add parsley, paprika, onion powder, salt and pepper to bread.
  5. Toss well to combine but gentle enough to not break the bread apart.
  6. Place bread crumbs on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  7. Bake 15-20 minutes, stirring once or twice, until croutons are golden brown.
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Homemade Italian Dressing

Italian Dressing

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Italian Dressing
With this twist on a classic Italian Dressing, I have added some smoked paprika which will leave your guests wondering what your secret ingredient is. This dressing works great on salads but can also be used for dipping some fresh crusty bread or on your favorite sandwich.
Course Dressing
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Cups
Ingredients
Course Dressing
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Cups
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine vinegar, garlic, Parmesan, and spices in a blender.
  2. With the blender running, slowly add olive oil until the dressing is emulsified.
  3. Dressing can be made in advance, placed in an air tight container, and stored in the refrigerator.
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