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'Wich of the Week: Chickpeas and Red Peppers at 'Wichcraft

Apr 15 2009 - 2:00pm

When it comes to expensive sandwiches [1], I'm rarely disappointed with 'Wichcraft [2]. Though the creations are somewhat pricey, they're also well-made, and when the ingredients are surprising, I'll totally shell out the cash. Though now that 'Wichcraft's Tom Colicchio [3] and Sisha Ortuzar have released a cookbook [4], I can save my money and make the recipes at home.
Lucky for you, I just got my hands on the cookbook, and I have the recipe for the latest 'wich I grabbed at 'Wichcraft: the reasonably priced ($6.95) chopped chickpeas with roasted red peppers, black olives, lemon confit, and parsley on country bread. Though I love the anchovy and egg sandwich [5] with a consuming passion, I decided to try something new on my last trip, and I wasn't disappointed. To find out how to make it, .


The country bread that 'Wichcraft uses is just perfect: crusty on the outside but with a soft, friendly give. I thought "chopped chickpeas" would just mean hummus, so I was pleasantly surprised by this spread, which is really more of a chickpea salad. Though making the chickpeas and lemon confit from scratch sounds like a lot of trouble, it could also be done far in advance, and the sandwich itself is quite simple.

Chopped Chickpeas Sandwich With Roasted Red Peppers, Black Olives, Lemon Confit, and Parsley

Recipe For 'Wichcraft Chopped Chickpeas and Roasted Red Pepper Sandwich

Ingredients

2 cups marinated chickpeas [7]
8 slices country bread
1/2 cup roasted red peppers
4 tablespoons pitted and chopped Nicoise olives
12 slices lemon confit [8]
1 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. In a food processor, coarsely chop the marinated chickpeas, until they're spreadable but still chunky. Evenly spread the chickpeas over 4 of the bread slices.
  2. Top with the roasted peppers, olives, lemon confit, and parsley, in that order, and season with pepper.
  3. Top with the remaining 4 slices of bread, cut into halves, and serve.

Makes 4 sandwiches.



Source URL
http://www.yumsugar.com/Recipe-Wichcraft-Chopped-Chickpeas-Roasted-Red-Pepper-Sandwich-3039094