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Falafel #8


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Vegetarian

Ingredients:

  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • 1/2 md Onion, chopped
  • 1/2 c Minced fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 c Cooked chick peas
  • 1 tb Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ts Ground cumin
  • 1/2 ts Basil
  • 1/2 ts Coriander
  • 1/2 ts Thyme
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Hot pepper sauce
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 2 sl French bread, torn & soaked - in cold water to cover
  • 1/2 c Wholewheat flour
  • 1 tb Extra-virgin olive oil

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375F. Blend garlic, onion & parsley in food processor till finely minced. Add chick peas & blend til lfinely chopped. Add lemon juice, herbs & spices. Squeeze water out of bread & add to mixture. Process till well mixed.
 
Form mixture into 16 balls. Flatten each ball to form 1/2-inch patties & dredge in flour. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, turn & bake for another 10 minutes.
 
In a heavy skillet, heat half the oil over medium-high heat. Add patties & fry till golden brown & crispy on the bottom. Turn patties, add rest of oil, fry till golden & crispy, then drain on paper towels.
 
Serve with pita bread & garnished with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions & hot sauce, see recipe.
 
"Vegetarian Times" July, 1993
 
From Gemini's MASSIVE MealMaster collection at www.synapse.com/~gemini