Hangover food: chickpea omelette sandwich

I haven’t been drinking much since recently, but went out to meet friends last night and had a couple of ciders. I thought I was being careful (my trick is to order a half pint of cider in a pint glass, topped up with soda water like a cheapskate even-lower-alcohol spritzer) but I still woke up feeling slightly rough this morning.

It seems to be a truth universally acknowledged that fried food and carbs are what’s wanted the morning after a night out. There wasn’t anything ready-made lying around but I had half a baguette in the freezer and while it was warming up in the oven I made a chickpea omelette using half a cup of dried chickpeas (could use chickpea flour/besan if you don’t have a blender that can tackle whole chickpeas), a cup of water, pinch of salt, pepper and smoked paprika and two cloves of garlic, plus a tiny dash of vinegar.

The trick to chickpea omelettes is to fry them low and slow, otherwise the innards stay gooey while the outsides scorch. This amount of batter made two, and the first one turned into scramble because I tried to turn it before it had set, but it still tasted great. I was more patient with the second one, so it’s a bit more photogenic!


5 Comments on “Hangover food: chickpea omelette sandwich”

  1. Sounds class! I think I’ve got some dried chickpeas hanging around from sprouting – the blender is pretty full on, but I’m erring on the side of caution and might bung them in the spice blender instead.

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  2. ahimsa269 says:

    I just made this for breakfast, amazing!!! I think hubby will like it too, will make another one, they are so easy to make as I always have chickpea flour in the cupboard 😊 thank you for sharing 🙏🏻🌱

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  3. I like your booze ordering trick. I’ve been loving grapefruit radlers whilst in Eastern Europe. They’re only 2% alcohol so I can drink two without feeling drunk / weird or getting a hangover! The sandwich looks most excellent, I found a HFS that was able to grind me some chickpea flour recently so I’ve been reunited with chickpea flour omelettes and I love them. I usually go for veggie filled and slathered in mayo but I like this sandwich idea a lot!


  4. Rebecca says:

    Hooray for fried foods! Yours seems a much healthier alternative to my bag of Kettle Chips 😄


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