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Panisses - Chickpea Flour French Fries

Updated: Jan 11, 2022

Use the recipe below or check out the Nutritional App to find other Alkaline French fry ideas.

Yields: 2 servings

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 30 mins


Chickpea flour French fries, also known as panisses, are a favorite snack in Provence, and a breeze to make at home! They are naturally grain-free, vegan, high-protein and healthy.

Panisses: French Fries made from Chickpea Flour

Panisses are fries made from chickpea flour, and some contend that they are the “original” French fries. They hail from the South of France (specifically, Marseilles), and are utterly addictive!

They can be deep fried or pan-fried, but are delectable when made in the oven, too! Baking also makes the preparation and clean-up of these fries especially easy.


  • 1 cup chickpea flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

  • 2 cups spring water, divided

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, plus more for the baking sheet

  • Suggested accompaniments: lime wedges, flaked sea salt & freshly cayenne pepper, or your favorite alkaline dip**


**see app for approved foods & recipes


  1. Lightly spray or grease a 9-inch square baking pan.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, salt and 1 cup of the water until blended and mostly smooth (do not worry of there are some small lumps at this point).Whisk in the olive oil.

  3. In a medium saucepan, bring the remaining 1 cup water to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and whisk in the chickpea batter. Cook, whisking constantly, for 3 to 5 minutes until the batter is very thick. Immediately pour and spread into the prepared pan, smoothing the top.

  4. Cool until room temperature and then place in the refrigerator, loosely covered, for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours.

  5. When ready to cook the fries, invert onto a cutting board and cut into 1/4-inch wide fries.

  6. Position the broiler rack in the oven 6 to 8 inches from the heat source. Lightly grease a large sheet pan with olive oil. Place sheet in oven and preheat for 3 minutes.

  7. Using an oven mitt (the pan will be very hot), remove the pan from the oven and arrange the fries on the sheet.

  8. Broil the fries for 3 to 5 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and flip the fries over with a spatula. Broil for 3 to 5 minutes longer until the other sides are golden brown.

  9. Serve immediately, seasoned with salt & pepper and lime wedges, or with your favorite dip!


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