Falafel

August 20, 2015

Author Notes: Falafel is a deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas, fava beans, or both. Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern food that I first got to try 15 years ago while visiting Egypt.Snezhana Flynn

Makes: 20 +

Ingredients

  • 1 packet soaked in advance for 12 hrs dried chickpeas
  • 1 Onion (minced)
  • 1 Garlic (minced)
  • 1 Toast (crushed)
  • 1 bunch Parsley
  • 1 tablespoon ground Coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground Cumin
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups olive oil
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Put dried chickpeas in a bowl and add the onion, minced garlic, crushed toast, the coriander and the parsley. Blend well until fine.
  2. After you have blended all products, add the ground cumin. Add salt and black pepper (as you prefer). Mix all with a spoon.
  3. Add the baking soda and the flour. Mix very well with hands. Start forming small balls (the size of a golf ball).
  4. Bring the oil to boil. When the oil is ready, fry the Falafel for about 4-5 minutes. Bon appetit

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