Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Falafels

 
Have you ever had one of these? My oh my if you haven't you need to. Little balls of fried chickpeas plus amazing other flavors. They are the perfect snack, side dish or stuffed into a pita with lettuce, onion, tomato and cucumbers along with some yummy tzatziki sauce. I love Geek food all of it. You can't go wrong with anything on a Greek menu. 

Ingredients:
1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup fresh parsley
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 egg
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon salt
1 dash pepper
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup dry bread crumbs
oil for frying

Dip:
Cool Cucumber Spinach Dip

Directions:
In a large bowl mash chickpeas until thick and pasty.  In a food processor, process onion, parsley and garlic until smooth. Stir into mashed chickpeas.

In a small bowl combine egg, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper, cayenne, lemon juice and baking powder. Stir into chickpea mixture along with olive oil. Slowly add bread crumbs until mixture is not sticky but will hold together; add more or less bread crumbs, as needed. Form 8 balls. 

Heat 1 inch of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry balls in hot oil until brown.


Shared at Weekend Potluck, Foodie Friday, Fun Friday, Busy Bees, Strut Your Stuff Saturday, Show and Tell Saturday, Melt In Your Mouth Mondays

3 comments :

  1. My husband loves falafels! I'll have to make these for him!

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  2. I love falafel too and miss the great falafel I used to get in NYC and in New Haven where I am from. I have tried to make it at home.. not so great. Can't wait to try your recipe. thanks for sharing it with us on foodie friday.

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  3. I love, love, love falafel. Serving them with the cucumber sauce you have sounds great but I usually love a tahini sauce.

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