Falafel (Middle East, Palestine)

READY IN: 8hrs 10mins
SERVES: 8-10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Soak the chick peas overnight. Drain.
  • Combine beans, onions, garlic, parsley, and hot pepper. Grind twice (Suggested is an electric meat grinder). Add salt, pepper, cumin, and baking powder. Mix thoroughly.
  • When ready to fry the falafel, add baking soda. Shape into patties 1 1/2 inch diameter and 1/2 inch thick.
  • Fry in deep hot oil until light brown and crisp.
  • Serve hot with tomato slices in arabic bread (or pita bread) in the form of a sandwhich. If desired, you can add to the sandwhich tahnia sauce and slices of onions.
  • *The falafel batter can be frozen. Thaw and add baking soda just before frying.
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