Panelle are to Sicilians what French fries are to French people. Panelle are Sicilian fritters made out of chickpea flour. They are a typical street food found in Palermo, but they are of Arabic origin, like many other Sicilian dishes, and they have a lot in common with other chickpea-based dishes like farinata, falafel and pakoras.
They are best eaten hot, when they are crunchy and tender at the same time. You can either enjoy them on a sandwich or without, most restaurants serve them in a basket as an appetizer.
Tlhey are delicious and simple to make!
Total: 1 hr 45 min(includes cooling time)
Active: 45 min
Yields 6 to 8 appetizer servings
Olive oil, for greasing sheet tray
2 cups chickpea flour