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Old 07-16-2019, 03:22 PM   #14
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Default Re: Falafel!

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Originally Posted by ViolaMum View Post
YES!! I made them for years with canned beans, because, well, that's what all the recipes said to do. But they NEVER , EVER tasted like the falafel stands. Or our favorite Middle Eastern restaurant. The texture was always off. I usually baked them, tried frying once or twice and they just fell apart. So I gave up.

Then I taught a Cooking Around the World class at our homeschool co-op a couple of years ago. As I was doing my research, I found a couple of ethnic cookbooks that used dried beans in falafel. I tried it out and the difference was astounding. It was one of those "Eureka!" moments for me.

I've never tried baking them, but that's certainly a possibility. In that case I think I'd make patties as opposed to golf balls. I so seldom fry anything that I usually splurge on the calories and just make them authentic. Get a big enough pot and you can fry a lot at once. They don't have to be hot when served.
This is really e to know. I am excited to try it with soaked but not canned beans.

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Originally Posted by bananacake View Post
I've made this one, which I can't eat anymore:
https://www.ayearofslowcooking.com/2...el-recipe.html

I absolutely love falafel!
What allcant you eat in it the wheat? Can you do the egg?

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