Panelle are Sicilian fritters made from chickpea flour and other ingredients, usually including water, salt, pepper, olive oil, and finely chopped parsley. They are a popular street food in Palermo and are often eaten between slices of bread or on a sesame roll, like a sandwich. Wikipedia
Type of scope : Appetizer
Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time : 3 mins
Total time : 18 mins
230 g of chickpea flour
700 ml of cold water
salt and pepper
oil for frying
In a nonstick saucepan mix water, flour and a pinch of salt , helping with a whisk ; cook the resulting liquid over medium high heat , stirring constantly with a whisk constantly , until the liquid thickens like a polenta.
Reduce the heat , if necessary, because the cream does not burn , and continue to mix until the dough comes away from the edges of the pan , or at least seems really compact .
Spread the polenta appetizer with chickpeas on more plates ( these doses it’ll take approximately 4 ), to obtain a layer thickness of about ½ cm , a cross between a crepe and a pancake .
Put the plates to cool to room temperature and then refrigerate for a quarter of an hour when the dough of fritters is very cold , it should be very simple , cut into slices and remove the plates .
Meanwhile , heat an inch of oil in a deep frying pan but capacious : helping with a cooking thermometer , place the fritters to fry when the oil has reached a temperature of 180 degrees and keep it as constant as possible the flame .
Fry the fritters – a few at a time, so as not to lower the temperature of the frying – about 3 minutes, turning gently to make them well- browned .
Drain the fritters with a slotted spoon and let them dry a few minutes on paper towels , then serve hot with salt and pepper in abundance.
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