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Jeanie's Falafel

JeanieMomof3

"This is a tasty dense falafel that contains no eggs. Serve on pitas with tzatziki or tahini sauce with lettuce and tomato."
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Ingredients

32 m servings 317 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Mash the garbanzo beans in a large bowl. Stir in the onion, garlic, cilantro, parsley, cumin, turmeric, baking powder, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Do not be afraid to use your hands. Shape the mixture into 1 1/2 inch balls; you should get 18 to 24. If the mixture does not hold together, add a little water.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Carefully drop the balls into the hot oil, and fry until brown. If you do not have a deep fryer, heat the oil in a heavy deep skillet over medium-high heat. You may need to adjust the heat slightly after the first couple of falafels, and be sure to turn frequently so they brown evenly.

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 317 calories; 16.8 g fat; 35.2 g carbohydrates; 7.2 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 724 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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My boyfriend and I were craving falafel and found this recipe which had great reviews and looked fairly easy to prepare. We decided to bake them since my deep-frying skills aren't the greatest....

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My beans might have been too moist, but my falafels just disintergrated in the oil. The taste and smell were great though.

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My boyfriend and I were craving falafel and found this recipe which had great reviews and looked fairly easy to prepare. We decided to bake them since my deep-frying skills aren't the greatest....

this recipe was great, i pretty much followed everything exactly as stated, with the exception that i added a whole egg to the mixture. (i did this because, like others, i noted that it seemed a...

The first batch that I fried up were GREAT (didn't have cilantro, and added some finely chopped mushrooms as well), but I made the mistake of not letting the oil reheat to make the second batch....

Delicious!!! Be sure to add enough bread crumbs to make a "burger" consistency. I fried them as burgers, put 1000 island, tomatoes, lettuce and cucumbers on a hamburger bun, and had a feast! ...

this is a great recipe! If you guys want quick, semi homemade falafel that takes about 20 minutes to make from start to finish.. buy a box of falafel mix from an ethnic food store and mix it wit...

What a delicious recipe! I've only made falafel from a mix before, but I am a changed woman! I did have to add water to the mixture for it to hold together. Also, roll the balls (or patties) ...

This recipe tastes great! But -like some-the bread crumbs from my falafel came out during thee frying process. I found that a great solution for this is to bake them in a 350 degree oven for ab...

Nice vegan recipe! Very tasty and my husband said it was the best falafel he'd ever tasted although I thought it tasted like regular falafel (which I love and is a compliment for a vegan recipe)...

I made a few changes, I didn't have cilantro and the only bread crumbs I had were seasoned and I also added about 1/4 cup water and one beaten egg. These came out great and I did not have the p...