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Chickpea Flour French Fries {Panisses}–Grain-Free, Vegan

  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 generous servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Chickpea flour French fries, also known as panisses, are a favorite snack in Provence, and a breeze to make at home! They are naturally grain-free, vegan, high-protein and healthy.


  • 1 cup (120 gchickpea flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 cups (500 mL) water, divided
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, plus more for the basking sheet
  • Suggested accompaniments: lemon wedges, flaked sea salt & freshly cracked pepper, or yuur favorite dip


  1. Lightly spray or grease a 9-inch square baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, salt and 1 cup of the water until blended and mostly smooth (do not worry of there are some small lumps at this point).Whisk in the olive oil.
  3. In a medium saucepan, bring the remaining 1 cup water to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and whisk in the chickpea batter. Cook, whisking constantly, for 3 to 5 minutes until the batter is very thick. Immediately pour and spread into the prepared pan, smoothing the top.
  4. Cool until room temperature and then place in the refrigerator, loosely covered, for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours.
  5. When ready to cook the fries, invert onto a cutting board and cut into 1/4-inch wide fries.
  6. Position the broiler rack in the oven 6 to 8 inches from the heat source. Lightly grease a large sheet pan with olive oil. Place sheet in oven and preheat for 3 minutes.
  7. Using an oven mitt (the pan will be very hot), remove the pan from the oven and arrange the fries on the sheet.
  8. Broil the fries for 3 to 5 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and flip the fries over with a spatula. Broil for 3 to 5 minutes longer until the other sides are golden brown.
  9. Serve immediately, seasoned with salt & pepper and lemon wedges, or with your favorite dip!


Variation: You can add fresh or dried herbs, or spices, to the chickpea flour batter to create a wide variety of custom fries

  • Category: Side-Dish
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: French


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of entire recipe
  • Calories: 109
  • Sugar: 2.5 g
  • Sodium: 305.4 mg
  • Fat: 3.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.3 g
  • Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Protein: 5.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: chickpea flour, French fries, high protein, vegan, easy, panisses, chickpea flour French fries

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