Braising, baking, and slow cooking are a few of the things that the GSO does best, but it’s not limited to that. And while you can’t use it for deep frying, it is possible to pan fry with satisfactory results. These chickpea patties paired with a salad make a quick and easy lunch using ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. They may take longer than normal to crisp up, but on the plus side they can be left unattended while you prepare the salad.

Sun Oven Chickpea Patties


1 (15.5-oz) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped

1 clove garlic, chopped

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 egg, lightly beaten

4 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided

1 tablespoon vegetable oil


Set Global Sun Oven out to preheat.

Put oil in a dark, rimmed baking pan and set in GSO to heat.


Pulse first 5 ingredients (chickpeas through salt) in a food processor until coarsely chopped and mixture comes together. Transfer to a bowl, add egg and 2 tablespoons flour. Form into 8 patties. Place remaining flour in a small dish and roll patties in it; tap off excess flour.

Cook patties in preheated, oiled baking pan, turning halfway through, until golden. About 15 minutes per side.

Serve with Tzaztzki sauce.

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