Step 1 In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, add the milk, butter, salt and pepper. Use a microplane grater to grate the garlic clove over the pot. Heat until boiling.
Step 2 Reduce the heat to low and slowly whisk in the chickpea flour. Whisk until the mixture is thick and smooth and begins to pull away from the side of the saucepan.
Step 3Spoon the batter out onto a greased rimmed baking sheet, making a layer one-half-inch thick. Use a spatula to smooth the top. Cool completely.
Step 4Cut the batter into 6 (3-inch) round circles. Heat the oil to 350 degrees. Place paper towels on a baking sheet and set aside. Fry two at a time for 3 to 4 minutes, turning over halfway through the frying until golden brown. Remove to paper towels to drain. Continue with remaining fritters. Makes 6 fritters.