Cooked chickpeas

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Appears in
Soho Cooking

By Alastair Little

Published 1999

  • About

There has been a problem with the chickpeas at my restaurant recently in that occasionally they would simply never lose their mealy texture and resolutely refuse to cook tender. Old peas were thought to be the culprits, but new ones were bought and found wanting. More soaking and then less soaking were tried and still some batches remained tough. Consultations with other chefs produced reactions that varied from incredulity (how stupid can he be?) to amusement (how can he be serious?). Desp