Hard to believe it’s already been a week….
Hard to believe it’s only been seven days…..
As is my usual wont, when faced with words and recipes, I got lost. After spending an hour or so, clicking, meandering, reading, remembering, I still hadn’t found a recipe I thought would be ‘right’.
So, as is my other habit, I shelved the task for awhile and tackled the mountainous mess that passes for my desk, instead.
About halfway through the pile of scraps of paper and post-it notes of ‘vitally important information that must be kept’ I found a scribbled recipe for Chickpea Patties.
Didn’t I get this from Sher?
Rather than looking for something elaborate and ‘formidable’ to make from Sher’s blog, why not just make the one I had been planning on making anyway?
The one that, when I saw the photo, I said to myself “Self, you must make these…. Soon”
So I did.
Of course, I modified it slightly.
Sher would understand. She’d already posted 2 different versions herself, and there was nothing to hint that there wouldn’t be a third iteration in the future.
Sher understood that recipes are constantly changing, evolving to reflect our current moods.
And, perhaps, more importantly, our current pantries.
She made hers from hers…
I made mine from mine.
And they were good!
15oz (450gr) chickpeas, drained, rinsed, and chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped about 1/3 cup
1 stalk (rib) celery, finely chopped, about 1/3 cup
1/2 onion, finely chopped, about 1/3 cup
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbs basil, chopped
2 tbs oregano, chopped
1 – 2 tbs olive oil
Sauté onion, carrot, celery and garlic in oil until tender. Remove and put into a bowl, along with chickpeas and herbs. Stir to combine and cool vegetables. Lightly whisk egg and add to vegetables. Heat a bit of oil in large nonstick skillet. Drop mixture, about 1/2 cup at a time, into skillet and form patties with 2 spoons. (It’s rather a loose mix – and you don’t want them too big or you won’t be able to turn them) Fry them about 4 minutes, then turn and fry 4 minutes longer.
I made them in 2 batches of 4 patties each.
I ate half of them immediately, with a tomato olive sauce on the side.
I ate the other half, the next day…. Standing in the fridge…. Whenever I walked passed….
Yup, they were good cold, too.
We miss you….
A special thanks to Glenna, of A Fridge Full Of Food, who has written a moving tribute to her best friend… And has taken on the task of collecting all of today’s Memories and Tributes, and getting them to Sher’s family.
For the rest of the Babes recipes and thoughts:
A Fridge Full of Food (Glenna), Bake My Day (Karen), Cookie Baker Lynn (Lynn), I Like to Cook (Sara), Lucullian Delights (Ilva), Notitie van Lien (Lien), The Sour Dough (Mary aka Breadchick), Living on Bread and Water (Monique),