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A question about a recipe: World's Easiest Falafel and Tzatziki

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I have a question about step 3 on the recipe "World's Easiest Falafel and Tzatziki" from marisab67. It says:

"Form into patties and let rest while tzatziki is made."

Is the resting of the patties important? I'm using tzatziki from the Turkish grocer. Can I just fry these straight out of the food processor??

asked by eternalgradstudent over 3 years ago
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added over 3 years ago

The rest lets the ground chickpeas hydrate, lets moisture distribute and the patties firm up so they keep their shape. Also lets the spices 'bloom' so it's tasty!

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added over 3 years ago

You can fry them right away, but they might not hold together as well as if they get to sit for about 10 minutes,