Chickpea Crumbs // Watusee Foods // Washington, D.C.
Invented to sate a peckish med student on his all-night rounds, these home-roasted peas — a welcome respite from vending-machine fare — went, er, viral through the staff, and turned into a business. His discovery is common knowledge on the streets of India, where handfuls of the protein-packed snack keep the cabbies weaving and cowherds tramping. But the real innovation came when he crushed the peas into panko-like bread crumbs, bringing fiber and protein instead of heartless crunch to crusted meats and veggies. Sprinkle it on pound pork chops, pounded thin and dredged in flour and egg, then fry on skillet, three minutes per side — and get back to work!
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