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shortcut for chickpeas - falafel

cheesehead in recovery | | Jun 11, 2011 11:18 AM

The recipe i use for falafel requires me to soak dried chickpeas for about 24 hrs ---- using Canned Chickpeas aren't really an option, (Ive never tried it, but I don't think it would work)

The recipe is the Bittman recipe, and I love it... reminds me of authentic falafel... crunchy outside and a course texture inside because of the dried beans.

Is there a shortcut to re-hydrating the chickpeas sufficiently without using canned? I'm craving falafel tonight...and my chickpeas are soaking, but won't be done in time.

Could I cook the dried beans a bit???

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