From the Manufacturer:
- Flavor/Aroma: Warm, peppery sweet flavor and crisp aroma.
- Popular Cuisine(s): Hungarian, American
- Try It In/With: Goulashes, potato, macaroni and other summery salads, chilies, deviled eggs, omelets, and soups.
Recipe for Spices Popcorn Chickpeas
3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
1 can cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 tsp. Vanns Smoked Spanish Paprika
1 tsp. Vanns Ground Cumin
Vanns Kosher Salt, to taste
Vanns Black Tellicherry Peppercorns, freshly ground, to taste
Dry the chickpeas well -- the best method is to line a large baking sheet with paper towels or a clean kitchen towel and spread the chickpeas out in a single layer, patting dry with another paper towel or clean kitchen towel.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When shimmering, add the chickpeas and cook, frequently shaking the pan, until the chickpeas are brown and very crisp, about 20 minutes.
Lower the heat to medium-low and sprinkle in the spices, a big pinch of salt, and a few grinds of pepper, shaking the pan immediately to coat the chickpeas and keep the spices from burning. Cook for 2-3 more minutes, shaking the pan frequently, until the spices are fragrant. Remove from heat and taste for seasoning, adding more salt and pepper if needed.
Serve warm or allow to cool to room temperature. If you let them sit out too long and become less crispy, heat in a 350°F oven until crisp again.