Crispy Falafel Recipe

Crispy Falafel Recipe

Preparation Time : 30 minutes

Total Time: 7 minutes

  • Serving Amount :4

Ingredients

1 Cup Chickpeas (canned is fine)
½ Onion (peeled)
2 Cloves Garlic (peeled)
3 Tbsp Chopped Cilantro
2 Tbsp Chopped Parsley
1 Tsp Ground Cumin
½ Tsp Ground Coriander
1 Tsp Baking Powder
½ Tsp Salt (to taste)
¼ Tsp Black Pepper
¼ Cup All
Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
Canola Oil (for frying)
Tahini Paste (optional)

How to Do

Falafel is a quintessential Middle Eastern street food. Crispy fried balls made from mashed chickpeas, onions, garlic, herbs and seasonings. They are commonly served with hummus or inside a pita bread, but are deliciously versatile.

Utensils: food processer (or blender), large pot, spider ladles (or slotted spoon)

Suggested Pairing: tahini paste, pita bread, vegetables, hummus

 

Directions:

STEP 1

Add the chickpeas, onion, garlic, cilantro, parsley, cumin, coriander, baking powder, salt, pepper, flour and red pepper flakes to a food processor. Puree until the mixture is mostly smooth but it does not need to be completely smooth. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.

 

STEP 2

Add about 3” of oil to a large pot or deep sided pan and bring the temperature to 350 degrees.

 

STEP 3

Form the falafel mixture into balls (a 1 oz. cookie scoop will work well for this) and place into the hot oil gently. Fry for about 2 minutes, gently rotate the balls and continue frying until the balls are fully brown in color.

 

STEP 4:

Remove from the oil with a spider ladle or slotted spoon and place on a paper towel to drain.

 

STEP 5: 

That's it! Add it to your salads, on top of hummus, on your salads. Or enjoy them as are.



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