Crispy Garbanzo Beans

Total Time:
12 hr 57 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
12 hr
Cook:
52 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Two 15-ounce cans garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 strips bacon
  • Salt
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Spread out the garbanzos on a baking sheet and let them dry, uncovered, in the refrigerator overnight. (If you forget to let them dry overnight, it's okay; you'll just need to cook them longer.)

  • Place the bacon in a large skillet over medium-low heat and cook until browned and crispy, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Drain on a paper-towel-lined plate; reserve the fat in the pan. Eat the bacon as snack while you cook.

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  • Add the dried garbanzos to the pan with the rendered bacon fat. Season with a generous pinch of salt and add the rosemary. Cook over medium-low heat for about 2 minutes, then remove the rosemary sprig. Transfer the garbanzos to a baking sheet and bake until crispy, 35 to 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. (If you did not dry the garbanzos overnight, bake them for 45 to 50 minutes.)

  • Let cool to room temp before serving.


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