Falafel Recipe

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Nicole Bredeweg


My friend gave me this recipe. When she came to visit for a weekend, I decided to make it for her. She says she has a better recipe, yet, but until she chooses to share it, this is the one I'll use.
I chose to make the patties, and fry them up. I slipped a patty into half a pita, add a little tzadziki sauce, and you have a nummy sandwich! They're easy to make ahead of time, too.

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6 c
canned chick peas, drained
red onion, chopped
3 clove
garlic, crushed
3 1/2 oz
whole wheat bread crumbs
2 small
fresh red chilies
1 tsp
ground cumin
1 tsp
ground coriander
1/2 tsp
1 Tbsp
chopped cilantro
egg, beaten
1 c
bread crumbs

How to Make Falafel


  • 1Put chick peas, onion, garlic, bread, chilies, spices, and cilantro in a food processor and process for 30 seconds. Stir and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • 2Remove mixture from processor and shape into walnut sized balls.
  • 3Place beaten egg in bowl, put bread crumbs on plate. Dip first in egg, then bread crumbs, shaking off excess.
  • 4Heat oil to 350*F. Fry in oil 2 - 3 minutes. Drain and serve. OR, make into patties. Spray cookie sheet. Bake at 350*F for 10 minutes on each side, or until brown.

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About Falafel

Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Greek
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy