The Best Veggie Patties Ever- Falafel

Ingredients

Ingredients:
10 medium sized banana peppers or 3 large green bell peppers
1 garlic head
1 bunch of cilantro
HOW TO PREPARE FALAFEL MIXTURE BEFORE FRYING:
Ingredients:
1 quart freezer bag of falafel, thaw if frozen
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon tsp salt ¼ black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
2 teaspoons baking powder

Preparation

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Directions:
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Soak chickpeas and broad beans in water over night.
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Next day begin by soaking brugol in a cup of water for 10 minutes.
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Grind the ingredients in a meat grinder with 3/16 inch grinder plate (smallest holes) or just chop everything in a food processor to a very fine consistency. Note that if the pieces are coarse you will end with a very crunchy falafel, not pleasant at all to eat.
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Add the soaked brugol and mix to combine.
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Divide the falafel mixture into four 1 quart freezer bags, which is approximately 25 pieces of falafel per pack. Freeze until use.
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HOW TO PREPARE FALAFEL MIXTURE BEFORE FRYING:
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Direction:
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Mix all together and let rest for about 10 minutes.
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Use 1 oz. scoop (#30 ice-cream scoop) to form the falafel patties or use the special falafel mold.
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Fry the patties at 350*F until golden browned.
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Serve and enjoy!

 



About

Once just a street sold fast food in the Middle East, now very well know all around the world, falafel is climbing to the top of food lovers lunch and party menu. Accompanied with hummus and Arabic salad (here in USA known as pico de gallo salad) in a pita pocket, falafel is really good eats.

Apart from the fact that falafel is fried, all the ingredients that go to the recipe are healthy:
- Chick Peas: full in fiber, protein and copper, and a very good source of foliate and manganese;
- Broad Beans: good source of dietary fiber, protein, phosphorus, copper and manganese, and a very good source of foliate;
- Bulgar: also a very good source of dietary fiber and manganese;
- and all the veggies: onions, garlic, ginger, green bell peppers, banana peppers, jalapeno, cilantro, parsley that goes into the felalfel just boost the taste and the healthy level.

The working week is always very hectic and as everyone is leaving the house at different times, everyone is having breakfast on their own. Usually just some cereal or oatmeal with a cup of tea or milk. But when the weekend comes, the family gathers for breakfast together and indulge in the variety of food spread on the table: scrambled eggs, hummus, labanah, zatar with olive oil, olives, cheeses, turkey ham, strawberry preserve, peanut butter, fresh veggies, and then some more...or less, and of course FALAFEL!

Yield:

1 servings

Added:

Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 12:19am

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