Panelle (or panelle di ceci) are Sicilian fritters made from chickpea flour and other ingredients. They are a popular street food in Palermo and are often eaten between slices of bread or on a roll, like a sandwich.
These sandwiches have become very popular among Sicilian Americans in Brooklyn, New York, specifically in Gravesend, Brooklyn and Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. In Brooklyn, panelle are commonly used in sandwiches with ricotta added to them on vastedda.
They are called paneddi in Sicilian. The Italian singular of panelle is panella, a single fritter.