I made this recipe yesterday and loved it. I didn't fry all of them up since I was hoping to serve them tonite for some friends. Can they be frie...

...d ahead and reheated or will they dry out

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daisybrain September 16, 2011
I don't like reheated falafels. The food police might not agree but if I had to fry them and serve them later I would keep them at room temperature until ready to serve.
 
marisab67 July 17, 2011
They are absolutely better fresh, but if you need to save time or are at work and can't fry something in your office kitchen, they can be cooked ahead. They're not like french fries where they're ruined if you reheat.
 
Sagegreen July 17, 2011
I think they do get too soggy if your fry, then refrigerate leftovers. I keep the batter in the fridge and fry just before serving. Just my opinion.
 
marisab67 July 17, 2011
Exactly what I think. If you don't mind no crunch, they're fine. My husband gets them for lunch the next day this way. Just a little romaine and extra tzatziki and you don't notice!
 
Leaf &. July 14, 2011
I'm not sure I can be entirely objective, because leftover falafels are one of my favorite next-day-lunches, but I would say, yes, they can be reheated. It might lack that fresh-fried-crunch, though. For company, I'd be more inclined to make the patties ahead of time (refrigerate, cover, and bring them back to room temp before frying) and fry before serving.
 
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