I'm pretty sure I've lost count of the amount of times I've Googled BLW recipes, easy finger foods, what can my 7 month old eat. Weaning can be really difficult, knowing what to give them or not to give them isn't easy to work out.
A couple of weeks ago now, it was approaching lunchtime and I wanted to make Edith something a little different. I don't want to get into the habit of giving ger the same thing everyday. I knew I had a tin of chickpeas in the cupboard, some sliced onion in the freezer (waste not, want not) so I thought I'd make a chickpea finger. Like falafel but finger shaped perfect for chubby hands to grip.
Edith enjoyed these. Most of it ended up on the floor, but then again most of her food ends up that way. You can always break a small bit off and put in their mouth, just so you know they are eating something.
Chickpea Patty Fingers
- Makes 5 -
300g tinned chickpeas, drained
2 tbsp finely sliced onion
1 garlic clove
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp chopped parsley
1 tbsp flour
olive oil for frying
- Place the chickpeas, onion, garlic, parsley and lemon juice in a food processor and blitz until paste like.
- Scoop out the mixture and shape into fingers.
- Place the flour in a small bowl and coat the fingers in the flour.
- Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan.
- Fry the patties until golden brown, you will need to flip them half way through frying.
- Leave to cool before serving.
These will keep in the fridge for a day.