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Chiches (Chick Peas)


Chick peas boiled with garlic and spices (Cury 1390)

Original Receipt in 'The Forme of Cury' by the Chief Master-Cook of King Richard II, c1390 (Cury 1390)

Take chiches and wry hem in ashes all nyzt, oþer lay hem in hoot aymers, at morrowe, waisshe hem in clene water and do hem ouer the fire with clene water. seeþ hem up and do þerto oyle, garlec, hole safroun. powdour fort and salt, seeþ it and messe it forth.

[Take chick peas and dry them in ashes all night, or lay them in hot embers. On the morrow, wash them in clean water, and heat them over the fire with clean water. Boil them up and add oil, whole saffron, spice powder and salt, and boil it and serve it forth]

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