Falafel is a favorite food with vegetarians and omnivores alike. Falafel is now very popular worldwide as a fast food. In the Middle East. vendors sell it from street corner stands. When served as an appetizer, it can top a salad, or bes plated with hummus and tahini. You can serve falafel as a main course. Stuff pita bread with falafel, lettuce, tomatoes, tahini, salt and pepper. Falafel can also be formed into patties and served like a burger.
- 1 (16 oz.) can of chickpeas/garbanzo beans.
- 1 large yellow onion, chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 3 tablespoons of fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 2 tablespoons flour
- Kosher Salt to taste
- Fresh Ground Black Pepper to taste
- Cooking Oil for frying
- Drain chickpeas, and place in pan with fresh water, and bring to a boil.
- Allow to boil for 5 minutes, then let simmer on low for about an hour.
- Drain and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
- Combine chickpeas, garlic, onion, coriander, cumin, in a food processor.
- Add the flour, salt and pepper to taste.
- Pulse the ingredients together into a thick paste.
- Form the mixture into small balls, about the size of a ping pong ball.
- Slightly flatten the balls.
- Fry in 2 inches of oil at 350 degrees until golden brown (5-7 minutes).
- Serve hot.