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    Falafel

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    24 hrs 15 mins

    24 hrs

    15 mins

    pneumatic_sally's Note:

    adapted from the Joy of Cooking.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Pick over, rinse, and soak the chickpeas overnite or until doubled in size.
    2. 2
      Drain thoroughly.
    3. 3
      Place in a food processor and finely chop.
    4. 4
      Then add onions, parsley, garlic, cumin, salt, corianer seeds, baking soda, ground red pepper to the food processor and pulse until mixture is coarsely pureed.
    5. 5
      Empty into a bowl and stir in the flour.
    6. 6
      With wet hands, form the chickpea mixture into 4 patties, each about 3 inches in diameter.
    7. 7
      Let stand for 15 minutes.
    8. 8
      Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
    9. 9
      Pour into deep skillet the oil until about ½ inch covers the bottom of the skillet.
    10. 10
      Fry the chickpea patties until golden brown on both sides, about 4 minutes each side.
    11. 11
      Drain on paper towels.
    12. 12
      Stir together tahini, cold water, lemon juice and salt.
    13. 13
      Wrap the pita bread in foil.
    14. 14
      Heat in the oven until warmed, about 10 minutes.
    15. 15
      Open one edge of each pita bread and distribute among pockets the lettuce and tomatoes.
    16. 16
      Add a falafel to each pita and drizzle with tahini sauce.
    17. 17
      Add the hot pepper sauce if desired.
    18. 18
      ***note:I like to double this recipe and fry them up as needed for meals all through the week.
    19. 19
      They are good on their own as finger food dipped into the tahini sauce.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 02, 2009

      45

    • on June 21, 2009

      55

      Really easy great tasting and will make it again, thank you for sharing this

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    • on February 23, 2009

      45

      These were pretty easy to put together and tasted great! The tahini sauce really complimented them as they can be a bit dry without it. I served them on pita with spinach leaves and tomato. I also used less salt than the recipe called for and they tasted just fine. Thanks for posting!

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    Nutritional Facts for Falafel

    Serving Size: 1 (239 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 561.3
     
    Calories from Fat 116
    20%
    Total Fat 12.9 g
    19%
    Saturated Fat 1.6 g
    8%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 1430.1 mg
    59%
    Total Carbohydrate 90.7 g
    30%
    Dietary Fiber 17.0 g
    68%
    Sugars 10.5 g
    42%
    Protein 24.0 g
    48%

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