Baked Falafel


What You’ll Need

  1. food processor
  2. non-stick skillet or baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  3. 1 can chickpeas (drained and rinsed – about 2 cups)
  4. 1/4 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  5. 2 tbsp whole wheat flour
  6. 1 medium sized onion, chopped
  7. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  8. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  9. 1 tsp cumin
  10. 1 tsp coriander
  11. 1/4 tsp cayenne
  12. 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
  13. 1/2 tsp salt
  14. a big pinch of black pepper
  15. approximately 2 tsp of vegetable oil (optional – for frying)

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Directions

In a food processor combine chickpeas and bread crumbs, pulse until chickpeas are chopped. Add the remaining ingredients (not the oil!) and process, scraping down the sides as needed until the mixture is well combined, and fairly smooth. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or longer.

Shape the batter into 1 1/2-inch balls and then flatten slightly.

You can cook these in a non-stick skillet without oil, you can baked them, or you can fry them. I like to use a non-stick skillet and cook them in just 1 tsp of oil. Heat your skillet (and oil) to medium high, add the patties (you’ll need to do a couple  of batches depending on the size of your skillet) and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side, until browned. Keep an eye on them, they might need a little less or a little more time.

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