When I was growing up my whole family was vegetarian (they aren’t now – I’m the only one left!). On Thanksgiving my mom would make a Chickpea Turkey. She was kind-of famous for it, because it was so weird. She would mix chickpeas in a blender with flour and some spices and bake it up on the back of a casserole dish, then shape drumsticks and wings and bake those too. The whole thing was comical, but also really sweet! Even though we were vegetarians, we had a turkey to carve and some drumsticks to fight over, just like everybody else!
This year I decided to make a Chickpea Turkey for Thanksgiving. (Don’t worry, I’m still making an actual turkey – I’m the only vegetarian around here on Thanksgiving.) And since I’ve never done it before, I made a “test” turkey over the weekend.
I used the new MX-ZX1800 High Speed Blender that Panasonic sent me to review. So far I’ve used it to make smoothies and the chickpea batter, and it’s great! It has a “tamper tool” that fits through the top of the lid and stops just above the spinning blades, so you can move food around while the blender is on. I used this to make sure that all of the onions got to the blades….