Chickpea Croquettes
Chickpea, potato and carrot croquettes that are easy and 
fun to make. 


1 lb 8 oz (775 g) potatoes
12 oz (350 g) chick peas
8 oz (225 g) carrots
3 tablespoons parsley
1 tablespoon chopped sage
(about 4 medium-sized leaves)
Juice of half a lemon
1 teaspoons salt
Black pepper
2 tablespoons sunflower oil, plus more as necessary



1.Wash and peel the potatoes. Cut up into large pieces and place them in a pan of boiling water.

2.Boil the potatoes until tender (about 20 minutes), then drain. Put them into a large bowl together with the chick peas, and mash well.

3.Wash and peel the carrots, then coarsely grate them into the bowl.

4.Finely chop the parsley and sage, and add them to the carrot, chick pea and potato mix, together with the lemon juice, salt, and freshly ground black pepper.

5.Mix all the ingredients well, then, with a serving spoon, scoop the mixture up into balls; roll each ball in a little flour and press flat to make the croquettes.

6.Heat the two tablespoons oil in a large frying pan, then add the croquettes. Cook in batches, turning them over when they are well browned on the underside. The aim should be to not have them sizzling in oil, but to add a little oil from time to time, to help them to cook.

7.Place on a plate and serve immediately.

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