||Coarse Sea Salt (preferably Sicilian)
|2-1/4 to 2-1/2 cups
||Fresh Parsley, chopped
||Parmigiano-Reggiano (finely grated)
||Deep-fat thermometer (optional)
||Lightly oil an 8x4 in. loaf pan (6 cup capacity) and line with parchment paper, leaving a 2-in overhang at each end.
||Whisk together water, chickpea flour, sea salt, and 2 tablespoons oil in a 2-1/2 to 3-qt heavy saucepan until smooth, then cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon (to prevent lumps forming), until think and mixture pulls away from side of pan, 20-25 min. Transfer mixture to loaf pan, smoothing top. Cool, uncovered, then chill, surface of mixture covered with plastic wrap, until firm, at least 3 hours.
||Lift chickpea block out of pan using parchment and transfer to a work surface. Gently flip over block and discard parchment, then pat dry. Cut block crosswise into 1/4 in. thick slices for panelle.
Preheat oven to 300 F
||Heat 1/2 inch oil (about 2 cups) in a deep 10-in heavy skillet until it registers 375 F on thermometer, then fry panelle in 5 batches, carefully turning occasionally with tongs, until golden and puffed, 3-5 minutes per batch, and transfer to paper towels to drain. Keep warm on a baking sheet in oven while frying remaining batches.
||Arrange panelle on a platter and sprinkle with parsley and cheese. Serve immediately.
Made from raw chickpeas ground into a flour, this is a great substitute for wheat flour. These can be used to make falafel, pancakes, or even fritters.
Gram Flour (Besan)
Gram flour (Besan) is made from ground chickpeas. It is a staple in Indian and Bangladeshi cuisines.
Parsley is a wonderful herb that helps to flavor many dishes.
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
All natural finely ground Pink Himalayan Sea Salt.
This amazingly special salt is used as a delectable ingredient in food, and is enjoyed as a soothing addition to any bath.
Fine grain sea salt is obtained by the evaporation of seawater. It is the perfect substitute for plain table salt. Packed with minerals, this fine grain sea salt is known for its better taste and texture than table salt.