Photo: John Clark
YieldsServes 6
AuthorKevin Sandri,
Time: 1 hour. In the streets of Palermo, Sicily, you'll find panelle, fried chickpea-flour patties served on a roll. Kevin Sandri of Garden State adds a carrot slaw, salad greens, roasted squash, and spicy aioli for an exceptionally tasty vegetarian sandwich. Here's our simplified version, broiled and minus the squash.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Make chickpea patties: In a 3- to 4-qt. pan, mix chickpea flour and dry seasonings. Gradually whisk in 2 1/2 cups water until smooth. Cook over medium heat, whisking often, until mixture begins to thicken, 3 to 5 minutes. Switch to a spoon and stir until mixture pulls away from pan bottom and mounds in center of pan, 4 to 6 minutes. Stir in parsley. Using an oiled spoon or fingers, evenly spread mixture in an oiled 9- by 13-in. pan. Let cool.

Step 2
2

Make mayo: Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Chill, covered.

Step 3
3

Make slaw: Whisk together vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl, then gently stir in carrots and radishes.

Step 4
4

Now for the sandwiches! Preheat broiler and set a rack 4 in. from heat. Split rolls, leaving one side attached, and open up. Place rolls cut side up in a large rimmed baking pan; lightly brush tops with 1 tbsp. olive oil. Broil until golden, about 1 minute. Tip onto counter and drape with foil.

Step 5
5

Oil the baking pan. Brush chickpea mixture with 1 tbsp. olive oil; sprinkle with salt. Cut into 12 rectangles and set slightly apart in oiled pan. Broil until golden, 4 to 6 minutes. Turn patties over and broil until golden on second side, about 2 minutes.

Step 6
6

To assemble, generously spread mayo on cut sides of rolls. Place some salad greens on one side of each roll and top with some carrot slaw, then 2 chickpea patties.

Step 7
7

*Find in the baking aisle of well-stocked grocery stores and at health food stores.

Step 8
8

Make ahead: Wrap and chill uncooked chickpea mixture and mayo up to 1 day.

Step 9
9

Note: Nutritional analysis is per sandwich.

Ingredients

  Chickpea patties
 1 1/2 cups chickpea (garbanzo) flour*
 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  Spicy lemon mayo
 1 cup mayonnaise
 2 teaspoons minced garlic
 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  Finely shredded zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
  Carrot slaw
 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
 2 cups shredded carrots (2/3 lb.)
 1 cup shredded radishes
  Cooking and assembly
 6 ciabatta or pane francese rolls (3 oz. each)
 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  About 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
 4 ounces salad mix (5 cups lightly packed)

Directions

Step 1
1

Make chickpea patties: In a 3- to 4-qt. pan, mix chickpea flour and dry seasonings. Gradually whisk in 2 1/2 cups water until smooth. Cook over medium heat, whisking often, until mixture begins to thicken, 3 to 5 minutes. Switch to a spoon and stir until mixture pulls away from pan bottom and mounds in center of pan, 4 to 6 minutes. Stir in parsley. Using an oiled spoon or fingers, evenly spread mixture in an oiled 9- by 13-in. pan. Let cool.

Step 2
2

Make mayo: Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Chill, covered.

Step 3
3

Make slaw: Whisk together vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl, then gently stir in carrots and radishes.

Step 4
4

Now for the sandwiches! Preheat broiler and set a rack 4 in. from heat. Split rolls, leaving one side attached, and open up. Place rolls cut side up in a large rimmed baking pan; lightly brush tops with 1 tbsp. olive oil. Broil until golden, about 1 minute. Tip onto counter and drape with foil.

Step 5
5

Oil the baking pan. Brush chickpea mixture with 1 tbsp. olive oil; sprinkle with salt. Cut into 12 rectangles and set slightly apart in oiled pan. Broil until golden, 4 to 6 minutes. Turn patties over and broil until golden on second side, about 2 minutes.

Step 6
6

To assemble, generously spread mayo on cut sides of rolls. Place some salad greens on one side of each roll and top with some carrot slaw, then 2 chickpea patties.

Step 7
7

*Find in the baking aisle of well-stocked grocery stores and at health food stores.

Step 8
8

Make ahead: Wrap and chill uncooked chickpea mixture and mayo up to 1 day.

Step 9
9

Note: Nutritional analysis is per sandwich.

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