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Falafel is a popular Middle Eastern fast food. Vendors sell it on the streets in Cairo. It is served as a sandwich stuffed in Pita Bread with lettuce, tomatoes and tahini. In Cairo McDonalds has their own version; they call it McFalafel of course.
- Place all ingredients except frying oil in a food processor and process to a thick chunky paste.
- Form the mixture into small balls, about the size of a ping pong ball. Slightly flatten.
- Fry in 2 inches of hot oil until golden brown, about 5-7 minutes.
- Serve hot in pita pockets or any flat bread, along with lettuce and tomatoes,and top with yogurt or tahini.