I have seen recipes all over the place for crispy roasted chickpeas, which is a nice crunchy, high-protein snack. Not too long ago however, I got a packet of roasted edamame beans at a AH to go (a small supermarket, often located on Dutch railway stations). That inspired me to try if I could use a recipe for crispy roasted chickpeas, but with edamame beans instead! I used THIS recipe by the Minimalist Baker, and the turned out awesome! I used frozen edamame beans that I just thawed in some hot water, but you could probably use canned beans as well! This recipe is super simple and can be multiplied to your desire, so let’s just start!
Ingredients for one snack portion:
- 200 grams of (frozen and thawed) edamame beans
- A pinch of salt
- Preheat your oven to 175 degrees Celsius
- Thoroughly dry your edamame beans using a tea towel and sprinkle with salt
- Put your edamame beans on a baking sheet or rack covered with baking paper
- Bake for 50-55 minutes, keeping an eye on them to make sure they don’t brown too much
- Let them cool completely, this will make sure they crisp up more
These were a super nice alternative to crisps, and they were very easy to make. I did however notice that not all of them were browning equally, so I am not sure what to do about that. Let me know if you try these!
TIP: these are nice as a salty evening snack, as an alternative to crisps, but are also a nice crunchy addition to a sushibowl!