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Easiest Falafel

Easiest Falafel

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jaclyncady

Super quick and easy - you will probably have all the ingredients in your pantry already! Serve with your favorite sauce! I served mine with spicy mayo, made by mixing 3 tablespoons mayo with 1/2 tablespoon sriracha. It would also be great with tzatziki or spicy mustard.

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  • Calories:
  • 301 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 17.8 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.8g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 7.6 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 343 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place garbanzo beans, 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs, onion, 1/4 cup olive oil, egg, parsley, curry powder, garlic powder, lemon juice, and black pepper in a food processor or blender. Puree until coarse crumbles form. Blend more panko crumbs into mixture if it is too moist.
  2. Roll mixture into balls about the size of a golf ball; place on a plate.
  3. Press into patties and coat in panko bread crumbs.
  4. Heat about 1-inch olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  5. Pan-fry patties until crispy, about 3 minutes on each side.
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Reviews

Christina
27
4/5/2012

These were different from any falafel that I have ever had, and I LOVED them! The curry powder gave these wonderful flavor. The insides were a beautiful bright yellow...so pretty. Almost too pretty to eat. Almost. Loved the crunch of the panko. These could've used a bit more salt, IMO, but that would be my only change next time. Served w/ 'Roasted Garlic Tzatziki', also from this site~YUM! Will be making these again! Thanks for sharing. :)

Susan Irlapati
17
5/8/2012

The curry gave it great taste but 1/4 cup olive oil made it really runny. I had to keep adding more and more bread crumbs so that my patties would stay together. The recipe also did not call for any salt. I added one teaspoon to mine.I will make this again but with those changes.

Michael
13
7/29/2014

Pretty much everybody complains about the patties falling apart, even those who liked the taste and gave it a good rating otherwise. The reason is very obvious: you NEVER use canned garbanzos to make falafel. That should really be common knowledge by now. Canned garbanzos are pre-cooked, which denaturizes the starch, which will make it very difficult to make them hold together. You'll have to add a ton of extra ingredients like bread crumbs, egg etc. The authentic way to make falafel, and the only way to make them so they actually hold together without adding all the extra stuff, is to use dried uncooked garbanzos and soak them over night.