Falafel

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Preparation Time:  15 minutes
Cooking Time:  30 minutes
Course: dinner


Other Info

servings: 2-4

Ingredients

U.S.

Ingredients

European

4 c

Garbanzo beans (cooked)*

655 g

½ c

Onion (chopped)

80 g

4

Garlic cloves

4

¼ c

Parsley

15 g

1 Tbs

Lemon juice

1 Tbs

¼ c

Water

60 ml

1 tsp

Turmeric

1 tsp

1 tsp

Salt

1 tsp

To taste

Cayenne pepper

To taste

⅓ c

Flour

40 g

As needed

Oil

As needed


Directions

1.  In a mixing bowl, mash the garbanzo beans until smooth.

2.  Mince the onion, garlic, and parsley. Add them to the beans.

3.  With your hands or a wooden spoon, mix together the beans and vegetables.

4.  Stir in the lemon juice, water, turmeric, salt and cayenne. Mash until you have a smooth batter.

5.  Add the flour and mix well. Taste and adjust seasonings.

6.  Cover the bottom of a frying pan with oil (the more the better). Heat the oil over a medium flame. Once hot, drop a spoonful of batter into the pan and flatten slightly into a patty. Cook on each side for about 5 minutes or until good and crispy. Add oil as needed (increase heat if not cooking fast enough).

7.  Remove from oil and set onto a paper towel to remove excess oil. Repeat until all the batter is cooked.

 

Notes: Falafel is wonderful by itself or in a Pita**. If you have spinach on hand, wash it well and add the Falafel patties with a light oil and vinegar dressing for a great lunch.

 

Substitutions: Cooked garbanzos/Canned garbanzos. Turmeric/Saffron or ½ cumin + ½ coriander.

 References: *Info about preparing BEANS can be found in the Food Tips section of the website. **See the Pita Bread recipe.

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