We have an Aldi around the corner from our apartment and it's becoming a problem. Why make dinner when there's a cheap and decent frozen pizza two blocks away that needs a home and warm belly? And don't get me started on their cookie selection that we've been making our way through. 10pm news and cookies has become a nightly tradition when it really never should have.
Aldi products are like that one really fun, crazy friend you have. You love her when she shows up, but it is never a sure thing that she actually will. Take crispy chickpeas, for example. They were there, now they aren't. And you can't be mad, because that's just the kind of free-spirit the Aldi buyers are.
But they were SO good. So I'm doing the adult thing and forming a more stable relationship. Even better-one that I can order around and make show up at my will. Add a little togarashi (picked up from a magical/accidental opening day trip to H-Mart) and it's snack time!
Until 10pm. Then it's cookie time.
- 1 can chickpeas
- 2T Olive oil
- togarashi seasoning (or any seasoning you would like)
Heat oven to 450º
Dry rinsed and drained chickpeas with paper towels or a clean towel until most of the moisture is off of them. Put them in a medium bowl and toss them with olive oil and whatever seasonings you are using. Spread chickpeas on baking sheet in single layer and bake until browned and crunchy (around 30-40 minutes).