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Middle Eastern Falafel Recipe

Middle Eastern Falafel Recipe

 
Falafel
Falafel is popular not only in the Middle East, but also in many other parts of the world, probably because of its appealing, addictive and unique taste. In order to make superior falafel at home, follow these directions exactly.

Rating: 4  stars Read Reviews (3)


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  • Type
  • Vegetarian
  • Level
  • Advanced
  • Prep Time
  • 50 Minutes
  • Total Time
  • 2 Hours
  • Yield
  • 12 Servings
Tools You Will Need:
1 tbsp
1 tsp
1 cup
Deep pot
Big perforated spoon
Meat grinder
Paper towel
Ingredients:
1 pound Turkish chickpeas (presoaked in water for 12 hours)  
1 cup fresh parsley
½ cup fresh mint leaves
½ cup fresh coriander
3 cloves garlic
1 tbsp cumin
2 tsp sea-salt
Oil for deep frying
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Directions:
1. Grind all the ingredients (except the oil) in a meat grinder until
the mixture gets smooth, retaining the water, which keeps the mixture
moist.

2. Put the falafel mixture in a bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour.

3. Heat the oil, and in the meantime, make the falafel balls from the 
mixture. The balls should be 3¼ thick in diameter.

4. Add about 10 falafel balls to the cooking pan for each batch of 
cooking from both sides for 7-8 minutes until the falafel 
balls get brownish.

5. It is very important to keep the oil hot, so make sure you fry no 
more than 10 balls at a time.

6. When the falafel balls are ready, take them out with the perforated
spoon and place them on a paper towel in order to get rid of unwanted
oil. 
Best Served With: Pita bread, Tahini Paste and Pickled Cucmbers

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Reviews
 
I tried this today after having a falafel at an authentic MiddleEast eatery. I had a problem frying at first because the mix was too wet;so I added some bread crumbs until the mix was the consistency of a dough,made golf ball-sized portions,and they fried perfectly.
Jay B., Tue Jun 29, 2010
 
As a fan of Mideast food I liked this recipe. I would just address that the falafe oil should be hot, but not too hot, so the falafel is not cooked only from the outside.
Ivon R, Thu Apr 22, 2010
 
I had falafel when I was once in Israel, and loved the taste of it. I have to say that this falafel recipe is almost the exact clone of the falafel I had, yet, I used a little more salt!
Elona, Sun Jan 17, 2010

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