After becoming obsessed with the product, Le Minot (see my taste test review here), I wanted to try making a fancier dish using chickpea fries. And just like that, pulled BBQ jackfruit with chickpea fries came to life. Topped with a spicy mayo sauce, this will definitely impress your guest at the dinner table.
What exactly is chickpea fries? I wish I was able to make some at home but since I have no idea how to make some (and had no idea before this product that I needed chickpeas fries in my life), I use this product from the company, La panisse marseillaise, Le Minot. As the package indicate, the main ingredient is chickpeas! Actually the product only contains three ingredients: water, chickpea flour and sea salt.
I believe this product is only available in Québec at this time (Nov. 2017) but this health food store in Gatineau/Hull should carry this product:
- La Boîte à grains (581 Boulevard Saint-Joseph, Gatineau, QC J8Y 4A6)
Please call ahead just to make sure they have some in stock! 🙂
I will definitely be asking my local health food store in Ottawa if they can order this product.
Okay let’s move on to the recipe…
First off, you can totally substitute simple potatoes or sweet potatoes in this dish but if you can get your hands on Le Minot, it’s definitely worth a try.
Even since I learned how to properly make pulled jackfruit, I used it with stuffed potatoes, nachos, tacos, fries, etc. It is such a versatile ingredient and makes a dish just a little more fancier (as well as taste delicious!)
If you never had pulled jackfruit, I would recommend trying and tasting the amazingness for yourself. However, there are two important factors to know before trying to make it yourself at home:
1- You need to use young green jackfruit (that you will probably find in a can if you live in North American). I never tried using fresh jackfruit but it can be a hassle to cut and pull apart so jackfruit in a can it is for me! If you try it or have tried it, let me know in the comments!
2- You need a good sauce. Whether you make it (see my homemade BBQ recipe below) or you buy a pre-made sauce, you need a good sauce. Most don’t like bland tasting food so if you want to convince people (or yourself) that this is better than pulled pork, you better have a good sauce on hand.
- 1 bloc Le Milot Chickpea Fries, cut in fries shape
- 1 can young green jackfruit, drained, rinsed and cut / shredded in pieces
- 1 Tbsp oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped (optional)
- BBQ Sauce:
- 2 tsp chili powder (adjust to taste)
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp ground corriander
- ½ tsp chiii flakes
- 1 Tbsp mollases
- 1 Tbsp coconut sugar (can be substituted with any other sweetener)
- 2 Tbsp liquid soy seasoning (can be substituted with soy sauce, coconut aminos, etc.)
- ¼ cup tomato sauce (or 2 tbsp tomato paste with 2 Tbsp water)
- 1 tbsp tamarind date chutney sauce (optional)
- Spicy Mayo:
- Vegan mayo of choice (homemade or store-bought)
- Sriracha or chili sauce
- 1 tsp garlic powder (optional)
- Cook the chickpea fries according to package. Once cooked, placed aside.
- In a medium bowl, mix the jackfruit with the dried spices. Toss until all pieces is covered.
- Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the onions (if using) and toss for 2 mins.
- Add jackfruit and toss for 2 mins.
- Add the remaining BBQ sauce ingredients, lower heat to low and cook for an extra 15-20 mins, stirring when needed.
- Add water if needed to prevent mixture from becoming too dry.
- Optional: Once done cooking, place jackfruit on baking sheet (lined with parchment paper) and bake at 400F for 15 mins.
- To serve: Top chickpeas fries with pulled bbq jackfruit and spicy mayo. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.