Thursday, June 25, 2009
First Attempt at Making Falafels
This past weekend, I attempted to make falafels using this recipe. I wanted to serve it alongside a Greek (or Greek-like) salad made with tomatoes, cucumbers, artichokes, feta cheese, and red bell peppers. The Greek salad, with a garlicky lemon-olive oil dressing, turned out great.
The falafels, on the other hand, didn't turn out so great. The batter, which was tasty, was too runny and fell apart in the hot oil. I ended up adding dried bread crumbs and flour to bind it together before frying the remainder of the batter.
Next time, I plan to use dried chickpeas soaked in water. Also, instead of using the food processor, I plan to mash them with either a fork or a potato masher for added texture.
As was the case with the Spanish omelet, I look forward to trying this recipe again in the near future - hopefully with successful results - and posting the results.