The other day we started off a meal at Salt Factory – the Roswell gastropub — with a bowl of these spicy fried chickpeas. Crunchy on the outside, squishy on the inside, they were kind of fun to pop, pop, pop in the piehole with the first sips of beer.
I first encountered this snack at a tapas bar in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood called Tia Pol. Those were a bit firmer — perhaps a difference between canned and fresh, reconstituted chickpeas.
The owners of Salt Factory serve a similar snack of fried hominy at their nearby Mexican restaurant, Inc. Street Food. Love those.
Fried pickle chips are all over menus now, as well.
Are there any other interesting fried snack’ums on menus these days that we should be on the lookout for.